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Yooper
January 20th, 2011, 02:52 AM
Let me preface this by saying I may be in way over my head.


I made a machine that dual boots Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.10. Every thing was fab. I would turn the computer on and the screen for me to select the operating system would appear. Everything worked great.

Then one day a third set of options appeared, it was a clone of the ubuntu that I had already installed. Shortly there after, a fourth option appeared, it was another ubuntu.

The computer would load fine when left unattended until today. I get the following error:

Kernel Panic

Please note, if I select one of the other ubuntu installs, the system loads up just fine.

Any help is appreciated.

presence1960
January 20th, 2011, 04:16 AM
Let's get a better look at your setup & boot process. Boot the Ubuntu Live CD/USB. Choose "try ubuntu without any changes", when the desktop loads come back here and do the following:

1. Download the boot info script. There is a link in my signature.
2. Once downloaded move the boot info script to the desktop.
3. Open a terminal and run the command
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh

This will create a RESULTS.txt file on the desktop. Paste the entire contents of that file back here. Once pasted highlight all text and click the # sign on the toolbar to place code tags around the text.

See here (http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/) for more info on the boot info script.

Yooper
January 21st, 2011, 12:26 AM
Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #6 for (,msdos6)/boot/grub.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdd
=> No known boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sde

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows Vista
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
at sector 63.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sdc1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sdd1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sde1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sde2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 64 306,986,084 306,986,021 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 306,986,088 511,911,224 204,925,137 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 511,911,286 669,411,327 157,500,042 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 511,911,288 629,925,640 118,014,353 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 629,925,888 667,674,623 37,748,736 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 667,676,672 669,411,327 1,734,656 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 669,412,488 976,768,064 307,355,577 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 63 1,953,520,064 1,953,520,002 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdc ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdc1 2,048 1,953,521,663 1,953,519,616 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdd ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdd1 2,048 1,953,521,663 1,953,519,616 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sde ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___
Note: sector size is 2048 (not 512)

Disk /dev/sde: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
255 heads, 62 sectors/track, 926 cylinders, total 14651280 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 2048 = 2048 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sde1 63 48,194 48,132 0 Empty
/dev/sde2 48,195 14,651,278 14,603,084 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 585A6A635A6A3E3E ntfs Windows
/dev/sda2 120062AC0062970F ntfs
/dev/sda3: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sda4 E66A5B616A5B2E15 ntfs
/dev/sda5 F03447C034478914 ntfs New Volume
/dev/sda6 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ext4
/dev/sda7 338409bd-fda6-4b7b-a5b0-0946f6ee5b08 swap
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdb1 4E40F7F340F7DF9F ntfs Storage 2
/dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdc1 B244D59C44D5639F ntfs Storage 1
/dev/sdc: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdd1 E20467CA04679FF1 ntfs Storage 3
/dev/sdd: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sde2 8F1A-98E0 vfat DAVE
/dev/sde A88B-3652 vfat iPod

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda6 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
/dev/sde2 /media/DAVE vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000, shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush)


=========================== sda6/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-24-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 585a6a635a6a3e3e
chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

=============================== sda6/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=338409bd-fda6-4b7b-a5b0-0946f6ee5b08 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


337.7GB: boot/grub/core.img
325.0GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
325.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
325.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae
325.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic-pae
337.7GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
337.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae
337.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic-pae
325.5GB: initrd.img
325.6GB: initrd.img.old
337.8GB: vmlinuz
337.8GB: vmlinuz.old
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown MBR on /dev/sde

00000000 eb 58 90 4d 53 44 4f 53 35 2e 30 00 08 08 00 02 |.X.MSDOS5.0.....|
00000010 02 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 3f 00 ff 00 00 00 00 00 |........?.......|
00000020 8f 8f df 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000040 02 00 29 52 36 8b a8 69 50 6f 64 00 4d 45 20 20 |..)R6..iPod.ME |
00000050 20 20 46 41 54 33 32 20 20 20 33 c9 8e d1 bc f4 | FAT32 3.....|
00000060 7b 8e c1 8e d9 bd 00 7c 88 4e 02 8a 56 40 b4 08 |{......|.N..V@..|
00000070 cd 13 73 05 b9 ff ff 8a f1 66 0f b6 c6 40 66 0f |..s......f...@f.|
00000080 b6 d1 80 e2 3f f7 e2 86 cd c0 ed 06 41 66 0f b7 |....?.......Af..|
00000090 c9 66 f7 e1 66 89 46 f8 83 7e 16 00 75 38 83 7e |.f..f.F..~..u8.~|
000000a0 2a 00 77 32 66 8b 46 1c 66 83 c0 0c bb 00 80 b9 |*.w2f.F.f.......|
000000b0 01 00 e8 2b 00 e9 48 03 a0 fa 7d b4 7d 8b f0 ac |...+..H...}.}...|
000000c0 84 c0 74 17 3c ff 74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 eb |..t.<.t.........|
000000d0 ee a0 fb 7d eb e5 a0 f9 7d eb e0 98 cd 16 cd 19 |...}....}.......|
000000e0 66 60 66 3b 46 f8 0f 82 4a 00 66 6a 00 66 50 06 |f`f;F...J.fj.fP.|
000000f0 53 66 68 10 00 01 00 80 7e 02 00 0f 85 20 00 b4 |Sfh.....~.... ..|
00000100 41 bb aa 55 8a 56 40 cd 13 0f 82 1c 00 81 fb 55 |A..U.V@........U|
00000110 aa 0f 85 14 00 f6 c1 01 0f 84 0d 00 fe 46 02 b4 |.............F..|
00000120 42 8a 56 40 8b f4 cd 13 b0 f9 66 58 66 58 66 58 |B.V@......fXfXfX|
00000130 66 58 eb 2a 66 33 d2 66 0f b7 4e 18 66 f7 f1 fe |fX.*f3.f..N.f...|
00000140 c2 8a ca 66 8b d0 66 c1 ea 10 f7 76 1a 86 d6 8a |...f..f....v....|
00000150 56 40 8a e8 c0 e4 06 0a cc b8 01 02 cd 13 66 61 |V@............fa|
00000160 0f 82 54 ff 81 c3 00 02 66 40 49 0f 85 71 ff c3 |..T.....f@I..q..|
00000170 4e 54 4c 44 52 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 00 00 |NTLDR .....|
00000180 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000190 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0d 0a 41 70 |..............Ap|
000001b0 70 6c 65 20 69 50 6f 64 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 01 |ple iPod ..|
000001c0 01 00 00 fe 3f 02 3f 00 00 00 04 bc 00 00 00 00 |....?.?.........|
000001d0 01 03 0b fe fe 8f 43 bc 00 00 4c d3 de 00 00 00 |......C...L.....|
000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
00000200

Unknown BootLoader on sde1

00000000 7b 7b 7e 7e 20 20 2f 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 5c 20 20 20 |{{~~ /-----\ |
00000010 7b 7b 7e 7e 20 2f 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 5c 20 20 |{{~~ / \ |
00000020 7b 7b 7e 7e 7c 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 7c 20 |{{~~| | |
00000030 7b 7b 7e 7e 7c 20 53 20 54 20 4f 20 50 20 7c 20 |{{~~| S T O P | |
00000040 7b 7b 7e 7e 7c 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 7c 20 |{{~~| | |
00000050 7b 7b 7e 7e 20 5c 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 2f 20 20 |{{~~ \ / |
00000060 7b 7b 7e 7e 20 20 5c 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2f 20 20 20 |{{~~ \-----/ |
00000070 43 6f 70 79 72 69 67 68 74 28 43 29 20 32 30 30 |Copyright(C) 200|
00000080 31 20 41 70 70 6c 65 20 43 6f 6d 70 75 74 65 72 |1 Apple Computer|
00000090 2c 20 49 6e 63 2e 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d |, Inc.----------|
000000a0 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d |----------------|
*
000000f0 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 00 |---------------.|
00000100 5d 69 68 5b 00 40 00 00 0c 01 03 00 00 00 00 00 |]ih[.@..........|
00000110 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
*
00000200

Unknown BootLoader on sde2

00000000 eb 3c 90 2a 55 4f 4b 4a 49 48 43 00 08 08 20 00 |.<.*UOKJIHC... .|
00000010 02 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 3f 00 ff 00 43 bc 00 00 |........?...C...|
00000020 4a d3 de 00 ed 0d 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 |J...............|
00000030 01 00 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000040 00 00 29 e0 98 1a 8f 49 50 4f 44 20 20 20 20 20 |..)....IPOD |
00000050 20 20 46 41 54 33 32 20 20 20 0e 1f be 5b 7c ac | FAT32 ...[|.|
00000060 22 c0 74 0b 56 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 5e eb f0 32 |".t.V.......^..2|
00000070 e4 cd 16 cd 19 eb fe 7b 7b 7e 7e 7c 20 53 20 54 |.......{{~~| S T|
00000080 20 4f 20 50 20 7c 20 54 68 69 73 20 69 73 20 41 | O P | This is A|
00000090 70 70 6c 65 20 69 50 6f 64 20 6e 6f 74 20 61 20 |pple iPod not a |
000000a0 62 6f 6f 74 61 62 6c 65 20 64 69 73 6b 2e 50 6c |bootable disk.Pl|
000000b0 65 61 73 65 20 74 72 79 20 61 67 61 69 6e 20 2e |ease try again .|
000000c0 2e 2e 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.. .............|
000000d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
*
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
00000200

Yooper
January 21st, 2011, 12:28 AM
In advance, thank you for any and all help you provide.

presence1960
January 21st, 2011, 01:47 AM
The following is from your grub.cfg:


### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-24-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=4ab094fd-5671-4caf-a537-b359cb4c4235 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

They are not clones of Ubuntu but rather kernels. When kernels are included in the updates to Ubuntu the new kernel will appear in GRUB menu.

Which kernel will not boot? You want to remove it by going System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager. Remove the offending kernel (say it is 2.6.35-24) by ticking the box and Marking For Complete Removal linux-image 2.6.35-24 and linux-headers-2.6.35-24. Click Apply at top. Now go back and mark them both for installation. When complete reboot and try booting that same kernel. If it does not boot properly remove the kernel again and leave it removed. it is important that you mark them for complete removal not mark for removal. When you mark for removal the package(s) are uninstalled but the download remains in cache. if the problem was a corrupted download the same download will be installed again from cache. When you mark for complete removal the package(s) are uninstalled and the downloaded package is removed from cache. So next time you try to install the package(s) they will be downloaded again and installed.

It is suggested to keep the two most recent kernels that work. That way if one has a problem and won't boot you can boot to the alternate kernel and troubleshoot and hopefully fix the problem.

FYI info here is your hard disk sda and you will see in red your one and only ubuntu install (no clones):


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #6 for (,msdos6)/boot/grub.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdd
=> No known boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sde

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows Vista
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
at sector 63.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

Edit: mark for complete removal linux-headers-2.6.35-24-generic-pae & linux-image-2.6.35-24-generic-pae
sorry I forgot you have pae enabled kernel.

presence1960
January 21st, 2011, 01:52 AM
In windows when you need updates you must go to windows update for windows security updates and for hardware updates to each manufacturer's website to get updated drivers. In linux you get security and kernel updates from the repositories. In linux all are combined with the kernel. You don't have to download a separate driver for each piece of hardware as in windows. So when a kernel update comes out it basically has almost everything needed except for a few hardware for which there are no linux drivers.

Yooper
January 21st, 2011, 02:42 PM
Thank you so much for the help and explanation. The offending kernel magically worked on reboot. Thank you again, and if this problem comes up again, I know how to fix it. THANK YOU.

presence1960
January 21st, 2011, 03:30 PM
Thank you so much for the help and explanation. The offending kernel magically worked on reboot. Thank you again, and if this problem comes up again, I know how to fix it. THANK YOU.

You are welcome. Enjoy Ubuntu!