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Old 04-06-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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Angry Kernel 2.6.31.20 does not boot anymore


I am using Ubuntu 9.10. Since a few days my I cannot boot anymore with the newest kernel (2.6.31-20.31). Instead I get a menu with a menu that lets me boot in recovery mode or boot from previous kernels (2.6.31-19).
In recovery mode for 2.6.31.20 it hangs at: Waiting for root file system.
It boots just fine with kernel 2.6.31.19 except that apache and cups have to be reinstalled after every reboot. Everthing else seems to work without any problem.

Is there a way to do a system recovery, like in Win XP, going back to a system state from before the problems started?

Any help is welcome.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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Have a look at your /boot/grub/{menu.lst,grub.cfg} (depending on which version of grub) and compare
the lines for previous kernel to see if something is missing / added
 
Old 04-06-2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thanks,

I tried that, but the lines are identical except for the kernel#.

any other suggestions?
 
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You could try going into Synaptic and choosing all items marked 2.6.31-20.31 and select to reinstall or remove.
I would do this from one of your previous kernels that boots the best.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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removed 2.6.31-20. did not change anything. I still get the GRUB boot menu and CUPS and APACHE will not 'stick' after a reboot.

Sure hope that I don't have to do a fresh install, I just got everything working the way I wanted, grrrr...

any help is welcome


Thanks

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Old 04-09-2010, 12:24 AM   #6
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Try selecting re-install on 2.6.31-19
 
Old 04-11-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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Tried that, now I have to boot using kernel 2.6.31-14

I am puzzled
 
Old 04-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #8
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Hmm, I would try running install from the live cd, you can choose an option to 'repair existing' or something like that. It may erase kernel 2.6.31-20, in which case you would have upgrade kernel from synaptic or apt-get. It's the long way home, but might get you there eventually.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 09:00 PM   #9
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Smile boot problem fixed

Thanks for all the suggestions. Apparently my kernel was screwed up from using start-up manager. After booting from a live-CD I found that there was a initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic.bak file, which was dated on the day I tried start-up manager. I used the root terminal to rename this back to the original initrd and it works just fine now.

Thanks again
 
  


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