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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 126.96.36.199 it hangs at: Waiting for root file system.
It boots just fine with kernel 188.8.131.52 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?
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.
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.