download linux kernel 18.104.22.168
uraliin.asti at btinternet.com
Sat Apr 17 18:41:16 UTC 2010
On Sat, 2010-04-17 at 14:05 -0400, Xander Pirdy wrote:
> On 4/17/10, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM, axel <uraliin.asti at btinternet.com> wrote:
> >> On Sat, 2010-04-17 at 18:23 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> >>> On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM, axel <uraliin.asti at btinternet.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> > Greetings !
> >>> >
> >>> > I am running Ubuntu 8.04 with BIOS 2.6 24-27-generic.
> Fairly certain that you mean Ubuntu 8.04 with Linux Kernel 2.6.24-7
> generic, your bios is hardware specific and is stored on hardware
> built into the motherboard. See bellow:
> >>> >
> >>> > Quite often , on Startup I get "Unable to obtain Operating
> >>> > System"....or
> >>> > words to that effect...and that is as far as it goes.
> >>> > I have to reboot and go thru the F12 ...harddisk ...etc.to get things
> >>> > going.
> >>> >
> >>> > So... I tried downloading LINUX KERNEL 22.214.171.124 ...which I managed to
> >>> > do ...up to the point of "save file".
> >>> >
> >>> > The problem is , that I have been unable to "Install".
> >>> >
> >>> > Would somebody be so kind as to point out how I can proceed ?
> >>> > With thanks
> >>> > Axel.
> >>> I'm afraid it's a little more complicated than that, and the newer
> >>> kernel will not help you. Indeed it will probably break your PC if you
> >>> did manage to install it, so excuse me if I do not tell you how or
> >>> point you at web pages about it!
> >>> Do you update your system regularly? It is a good idea to do so. You
> >>> are on the current Long Term Support release of Ubuntu - the next one,
> >>> which replaces your current one, is currently in the final stages of
> >>> testing and will be out at the end of this month. If you want the
> >>> latest kernel and so on, when the new version, called 10.04, is
> >>> available, you should upgrade to it. Backup all your data first,
> >>> though!
> >>> For now, though, you can update your system with the latest fixes and
> >>> so on by opening a terminal (from the Accessories menu, or press
> >>> Ctrl-Alt-T) then type these 2 commands:
> >>> sudo apt-get update
> >>> (wait for that to finish; it may take some minutes.)
> >>> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
> >>> (again, this might take quite a long time. Wait for it to finish and
> >>> do not interrupt it once it has started.)
> >> Thank you for the info!
> >> I did follow your suggestion and got the following:
> >> < axel at axel-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
> >> Reading package lists... Done
> >> Building dependency tree
> >> Reading state information... Done
> >> Calculating upgrade... Done
> >> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> >> axel at axel-laptop:~$ >
> >> Do you think this will cure....for the time being .... the problem I
> >> have ...i.e problem with accessing Ops System ?
> >> Thank you .
> >> Axel.
> > OK, well, that message indicates that your system is up-to-date, so
> > you must have been applying updates to it as you go along. That's
> > good.
> > So nothing has changed, in which case, no, I don't think it will have
> > helped, I'm afraid.
> > Can you write down & post the /exact, verbatim/ error message(s) you
> > are getting when your machine won't boot?
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> Your problem to me sounds unrelated to ubuntu, I have seen that error
> message before and I am fairly sure that it comes directly from the
> bios, though there are similar error messages from grub.
> So first figure out whether it is the bios or grub that is giving you
> the error. This is probably a grub legacy setup, so if you see the
> messages at the top that start with "Stage" (1.5 is the main one I
> think): then grub is your problem.
> IF GRUB -
> I would maybe try re-installing grub if that is so or try upgrading to
> grub 2. Neither of these are really simple processes, and there are
> potential pitfalls, so don't just try to "Download and Install",
> without reading the fine print.
> IF BIOS (or just for good measure)-
> Go to your motherboard manufacturer's website (or laptop manufacturer
> if that is the case) and see if it needs to be updated, and then if
> you feel confident doing it (they are often fairly easy but you always
> risk permanently bricking your machine, if you mess up and forget to
> check something, power dies etc).
> I have always seen this error after a terrible windows crash, and I
> can't figure out why it would be happening, but afterwords I go into
> the bios and it has disabled my main hard drive as a boot device, so I
> just reset it. It is a minor annoyance, but it happens so rarely I am
> not concerned. Also a reboot usually fixes mine.
> I take it from the above post that you can boot this machine which
> makes me think that it you might have a very similar situation? Are
> you dual booting? Do you often have hard restarts (power failure, full
> system crashes where you have to unplug it, or hold the button down
> etc?) If so I would try to fix those, and you may see this stop.
> Something else is that the motherboard may have physically degraded
> since you got it and it is causing this glitch as well (check the
> capacitors and make sure they aren't bloaded, and that nothing is
> there that could be giving you shorts). Also check your power supply,
> as it might not be performing as it should.
> Good luck,
Xander ...Hi !
I did update Grub :
axel at axel-laptop:~$ sudo update-grub
[sudo] password for axel:
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ...
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-27-generic
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
I hope it works.
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