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Old 04-04-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Failed boot versions, have to boot from previous version

I am almost brand new user of Ubuntu 9.10 loaded using Wubi. After an update I can no longer boot from the highest version (-20-generic), but have to start from a previous version (-14-generic). How do I clean up the boot image/configure grub (v 1.97 beta which I believe is Grub 2)?

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Old 04-04-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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are you getting a blank screen when normally you would be prompted by gdm/kdm to log in? If so, it could be that your video driver modules have not been compiled for your new kernel.

Can you Control-Alt-F1 to terminal after your freeze?
Old 04-05-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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Failed boot


The load begins as normal with [Linux bzImage, setup = 0x3400...... then I get:
[ 1.214898] Kernal panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1).

At this point all I can do is power down the machine, restart, and select a previous version (2.6.31-14-generic).



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