Hi everyone. So I've got a server that was running 8.04LTS and since that has reached EOL I decided I needed to upgrade to 10.04.
Here's where I'm in trouble. I don't have physical access to the machine. I have access to the people who do have physical access though but they know nothing about linux so all they can do is type commands and I tell them so I need a bit of help here.
I can't recite the hardware to you off the top of my head anymore but it is an older system built around an athlon XP processor. It's got less than 1GB of ram and it's got a SATA PCI card. There is currently nothing connected to the SATA card (disconnected the drives during the update)
I used do-release-upgrade and everything worked like it should but then when I went to boot it just hangs at "Starting up" after the grub menu. That is with the default kernel the 2.6.24-38-generic-pae and the 2.6.24-38-generic-pae (recovery mode)
When I try with the -server kernel it hangs and drops into a busy box shell.
Below is the GRUB Screen
And here is the result of the 2.6.24-32-server kernel
I think it might be a problem with the IDE drive that the OS is installed on.
ANy help is appreciated