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Old 07-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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Linux has stopped booting

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on my PC but as of recently it has stopped booting ad just hangs on the boot screen.

I get this error message
container-detect pre-start process (267) terminated with status 127
I am still able to boot into recovery. If it try to boot from recovery I get this message on the screen
/proc/self/fd/9:5 /proc/self/fd/9 initct1: not found
I was removing out of date kernel headers and accidentally clicked mark for complete removal so I had to rebuild the kernel.
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Your best bet to save time IMO is to boot a live cd. Save what you want to keep off of internal install to external drive or dvd media. Do a reinstall.

I say this because you said

I was removing out of date kernel headers and accidentally clicked mark for complete removal so I had to rebuild the kernel.
which does not make sense to me. I have completely removed kernel headers and kernel images and then ran

sudo update-grub
afterwards and never had a problem rebooting any of my linux installs (always being sure to keep 2 kernels for menu.lst). I don't run 12.04 though.

dpkg --list | grep linux-image
rc  linux-image-2.6.32-21-generic             2.6.32-21.32                                    Linux kernel image for version 2.6.32 on x86
rc  linux-image-2.6.32-24-generic             2.6.32-24.43                                    Linux kernel image for version 2.6.32 on x86
rc  linux-image-2.6.32-25-generic             2.6.32-25.45                                    Linux kernel image for version 2.6.32 on x86
ii  linux-image-2.6.35-22-generic-pae         2.6.35-22.34~lucid1                             Linux kernel image for version 2.6.35 on x86

Last edited by rokytnji; 07-24-2012 at 02:37 PM.


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