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Old 01-22-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Boot Problems - Kubuntu

I have set up a double-boot system of Windows and Kubuntu 5.10 (with Ubuntu recently installed on top because i wanted to try GNOME). I have also updated my kernel, so I have 2.6.12-9 (the old kernel) and 2.6.12-10 (the new one) Generally, Linux would boot just fine, until today, when I turned on my computer, Kubuntu would load as normal, until the part "Starting Hardware Abstraction Layer". The output on the GUI said "ok" and after that Linux popped into text format, rattled off a bunch of stuff with ok's after them and stopped on:

"[xxxx]:floppy timeout called
[xxxx]:floppy.c:no request in request_done
[xxxx]:work still pending"

for both versions of the kernel

...and no boot of anything else. it justs sits there. Also, I can get to recovery mode on the old kernel, but not the new one. On the new kernel recovery, i get to the point of "enter root password to login", and then it reads off a lot of code/numbers with no mention about a floppy, as above. If it is really necassary, I can write it all down and post it here, but I do not think it will be of much use.

Please note: I do not have any problems with my floppy drive. Floppy works fine on my Windows installation. In fact, I have no clue as to what is happening and why because Linux was working like a dream yesterday, and now it is not booting for no apparent reason because no system changes at all have been made during that time. Please help, I don't really enjoy all my time on WIndows.

System Specs:
Intel Pentium 3 1GHZ
Asus CUV4X
1024 MB RAM
Riva TNT 2 Pro
DWL-520 Rev.d wireless
standard OEM CD/Floppy Drive.
Old 01-22-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Not sure exactly what your problem is, but You may have deleted some system file. Try booting from floppy and see what you can do.

Also, as this is your first post I will give you a hint - don't write long posts. Do whatever you can to shorten them even if it means not giving all of the info at first. People don't like reading long posts.


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