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Old 02-09-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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Ubuntu not booting after update to

Hello everyone, I just updated my Ubuntu distro into and it's not booting.
I get a black screen and something with initramfs.

However I can boot normally to my previous version. So I suppose there was an error with the new update or something.
After some googling I tried to update initramfs but nothing changed.

Any help would be nice.
Old 02-09-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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I'd remove that kernel and try another one instead. I know on my fathers laptop there have been a couple that have failed.
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Then you have to tell me how can I remove that kernel and after this, how can I get another kernel? I'm just a begginer, don't know many things :/
Old 02-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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You dont have to remove just dont use it. And you will be fine using the one that is the most stable in your computer. Sometimes they release kernel that are under develop for testing but you are not obligated to install it.

If you really want to remove the one that is unstable in your computer you can do it by selecting it for removal under synaptic package manager and then apply the changes.
But if you have plenty of space in your hard drive I wound worry about it.

Good luck to you.
Old 02-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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also you can delete its entry in /boot/grub/grub.cfg file, so there would be just your previous entry in grub menu.
Old 02-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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Oh ok then everything's allright! thanks!!


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