Ubuntu Server 6.06.1 does not boot on VIA EPIA ME6000

Michael Hunt michael at aussie.oddsocks.net
Fri Sep 22 07:14:55 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 22:52 -0700, Tod Merley wrote:

> On 9/12/06, Reto Stalder <rstalder at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Hi
> >
> > I've successfully finished the installation of Ubuntu Server 6.06.1.
> > But the installed system does not start up. 


> > The hardware platform is a VIA EPIA-ME6000 with a 600MHz processor. 

Here in lies your problem. The default kernel for the server install
doesn't support this architecture (i.e. it has been tweaked for
enterprise server hardware and _also_ doesn't support things like my AMD
K6 500)

> > Can anybody give me a hint how I could try to fix the problem?

Boot the live CD in rescue mode and install the appropriate kernel using
apt-get tools say :-

apt-get install linux-image-386

This should get your install to boot and you can then compile your own
kernel from there if you feel it is necessary.

Michael Hunt

> > Thanks in advance,
> > Reto

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