Kernel panic after upgrading from 14.04 to 15.10

Petter Adsen petter at
Sat Dec 5 09:50:03 UTC 2015

On Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:29:11 +0100
Javier Garcia <tirengarfio at> wrote:

> Hi,
> after upgrading from 14.04 to 15.10 Im getting a kernel panic, it
> says:
> Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. /bin/sh: 0:
> Can't open splash Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> exitcode=0x00007f00 CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: sh not tainted
> 3.13.0-71-generic #114-Ubuntu Hardware name: EVGA International co.
> LTD E692 0.0/151-IB-E692, BIOS 4.6.5 02/05/2014.
> I have tried all the kernel options that are shown in "Advanced
> options for Ubuntu" (GRUB), but for all of them the error message is
> the same.
> I just have 4 options at GRUB: Ubuntu, Advanced options, Memory test,
> Memory test.
> What should I do?

Restore from backup. You aren't supposed to upgrade directly from 14.04
to 15.10, the only supported upgrade paths on an LTS is to go via each
release that followed (14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04 -> 15.10) or directly to
the next LTS. If you want to go from 14.04 to 15.10 your only option
now is to do a fresh install, as 14.10 is EOL and no longer in the

In other words, either you restore 14.04 from backup or you do a fresh
install. Trying to fix what you have now is probably more trouble than
it is worth.


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