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    Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    The last version of Ubuntu I am able to run is 3.5.0-40-generic. Everything else produces a kernel panic or an empty (yuppers!) Debian boot screen. I'm sure the reason is that in my zeal to keep a clean system my fingers outran my brain, removing some critical OS component. I hope some kind, thoughtful person can explain how to get my system up to date so that it will run the version now offered by Update Manager. Modules need to be added and others wiped, but I have no idea which ones. I'm running 64-bit AMD on a 100%-pure Linux box. System details:

    Enclosure: Standard 4U rack mount with 5 fans.
    Motherboard: ASUS P9X79
    Processor: Intel Core i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz with 4 actual cores & 4 virtual (FSB=1200.000 MHz - L2 cache=10240 KB)
    Cooling: Corsair L60 water-cooled manifold
    RAM: 4 DDR sticks, each 8 GB. Total=32 GB.
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 (Sata 3). Capacity=240 GB + 2 1-TB conventional HDDs.
    HDs: Two 1 TB Hitachi 3.5 inch drives.

    Getting my system to the current rev level is important to me, so I would be sincerely grateful to anyone who responds. Thank you very much in advance.
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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    I'm also using 12.04 and my kernel is something like 3.2 so either I did something wrong or you're at 13.04 (since I think 13.10 has an higher kernel version) That said, and if you don't trust the GUI (why don't you follow what it proposes?) , what happens with (sudo)
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    At least you'll get some error messages.

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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    Well I do trust the GUI: Update Manager is what I update-upgraded with. I am definitely, absolutely on 12.04 LTS. What I need is a way to restore deleted modules so that the latest kernel will work. Any suggestions? 3.5.0-40-generic is OK, but I want to be current. Bear in mind that I'm 64-bit. Thanks.
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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    Well I'm also on 64-bit but since the start and now I see http://askubuntu.com/questions/27939.../279392#279392 that 3.5 is indeed the latest version.
    So sorry, my mistake for noticing my kernel stays at 3.2

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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    I do not think Ubuntu used to update kernels, but now each point release of 12.04 changes to a newer kernel. I am still at 3.2, but could add the enablement stack to update.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePango...ablement_Stack
    And when 12.04.4 comes out in Jan it will be another kernel & grub update.

    Are you booting with BIOS or UEFI? Your system looks like it could be either.
    Are you able to boot recovery mode? To command line or with older kernel?

    Have you tried Boot-Repair? May be best to see details.

    Post the link to the Create BootInfo report. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    Results of running Boot Repair posted at http://paste.ubuntu.com/6542113/

    After Boot Repair system still will not boot current release of OS (hangs on Debian selection page). Going into Recovery Mode produces a kernel panic. My system flashes something about UEFI BIOS at boot time, so my previous denial of UEFI may have been incorrect.
    Last edited by whitesmith; December 8th, 2013 at 07:16 PM.
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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    I found out the hard way UPDATE or UPGRADE at your own risk.this forum is loaded with problems when you update or upgrade.
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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    It looks like Boot-Repair ran its auto repair where it installs grub to every MBR. With multiple drives I do not like that as I have different installs on every drive and only want that install's boot loader in the MBR of that drive.
    You can do that by unchecking auto repair and in advanced select one system and one drive to install boot loader into.

    You are showing a /dev/mapper/nvidia... , are you running "fakeRAID"? Or were you? It only seems to be the one drive.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto

    Are you booting from the drive that is sda?
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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    It looks like Boot-Repair ran its auto repair where it installs grub to every MBR. With multiple drives I do not like that as I have different installs on every drive and only want that install's boot loader in the MBR of that drive.
    You can do that by unchecking auto repair and in advanced select one system and one drive to install boot loader into.

    You are showing a /dev/mapper/nvidia... , are you running "fakeRAID"? Or were you? It only seems to be the one drive.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto

    Are you booting from the drive that is sda?
    Before I go further, which could have serious consequences, let me answer your questions to make sure I'm doing it right:

    (1) I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the term "fake RAID." If installed, the action was inadvertent. Will ignoring this affect unchecking all but one system and manually repairing that one?
    (2) Yes, /boot is on sda1, as can be seen from
    Code:
    df: `/root/.gvfs': Permission denied
    Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1      ext4       37G  6.8G   29G  20% /
    /dev/sdc1      fuseblk   932G  572G  360G  62% /media/Data-SLA360
    /dev/sda5      ext4       74G   66G  4.4G  94% /home
    /dev/sdb1      ext4      221G  188M  209G   1% /media/HomeAddition
    /dev/sdd1      ext3      917G  858G   13G  99% /media/Bkup-CLA332
    /dev/sde1      ext4      917G   52G  819G   6% /run/media/me/FreeAgent
    I ammensely appreciate your help so far.
    In working with *nix...There be dragons. Newcomers: I recommend reading Linux is Not Windows (http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm) and The Linux Command Line (http://www.linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php) before beginning your quest for a better OS.

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    Re: Serious issue after updating from 3.5.0-40-generic

    But which drive in BIOS is set as default boot drive?

    Actually / (root) is on sda1 and you then probably have /boot inside /. I do not suggest a separate /boot partition for most desktops, but RAID, LVM or similar configurations may need a separate /boot partition. Some also make other root folders as separate partitions, but I consider that very advanced and few need it.

    Did you or do you still have RAID turned on in BIOS? It should be AHCI or at least LBA or large, not RAID nor IDE for all drives. Some allow setting some one way and others differently.

    RAID also leaves meta-data on drives that interferes with grub installs to that drive. Grub sees the meta-data and wants to install in RAID mode. Standard desktop installer does not have RAID drivers, so it does not work.

    If really not running RAID and you do not have it on in BIOS.
    Even if raid not used BIOS may have set parameters, Also check BIOS settings
    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sde
    If not sde change to correct drive.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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