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Old 10-01-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Boot error? Help needed.


Operating System: Ubuntu Dapper 6.06.1 (64 bit) // Windows XP Professional SP2 (32 bit)
CPU: Intel E6300 Core 2 Duo
Motherboard: Intel 975X Platinum
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All operating systems are stored on a single WD Raptor 10,000RPM SATA harddrive. Partition 1 is windows, partition 2 is swap, and partition 3 is ext3 "/". Grub boots up fine and I can run windows no problems, but when I go to select the Ubuntu operating system, I get the error:


##START OF ERROR
Booting 'Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-26-amd64-generic'

root (hd0,2)
File system is type ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-amd64-generic root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-amd64-generic
[Linux-initrd @ 0x37882000, 0x76d58c bytes]
savedefault
boot
.
Decompressing Linux. . . ok, booting the kernel.
[ 63.907134] i8042.c: Cant read CTR while initializing i8042.
Alert! /dev/sda3 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

BusyBox v1.01 (Debian 1:1.01-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built in commants.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

##END OF ERROR
 
Old 10-01-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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I was told the new Intel dual core CPU may not work with Linux as its chip set isn't supported yet. This may not be your problem but the kernel and initrd files are clearly compiled for amd64 so may be the hardware is too new.

It is not uncommon that many installers put a image together in the memory as though the Linux has been installed but could at the last minute before the reboot fails to write it into the hard disk for a variety of reasons.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 01:54 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by saikee
I was told the new Intel dual core CPU may not work with Linux as its chip set isn't supported yet. This may not be your problem but the kernel and initrd files are clearly compiled for amd64 so may be the hardware is too new.

It is not uncommon that many installers put a image together in the memory as though the Linux has been installed but could at the last minute before the reboot fails to write it into the hard disk for a variety of reasons.
I read around and people are able to run the 975X chipset and the core 2 duo's fine with the 2.6.15-26 64bit kernel
 
Old 10-01-2006, 02:09 PM   #4
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Hm...
As saikee said, your kernel is for a 64 bit processor.
I don't really use it, but I have a Dual Core processor, and I have SuSE, PCLinuxOS, and Kubuntu (which I don't use) installed on my drive. All three of them work fine for me.
Maybe you should just reinstall with the 32 bit? 64 bit OSes are almost always buggy, anyway.
 
  


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