View Full Version : [ubuntu] I blew it, I broke the kernel

November 30th, 2009, 01:48 AM
Well, last night my CDROM arbitrarily refused to mount in any fashion. I messed with it by attempting to manually mount. Now when I boot to the kernel 2.6.31-302-ec2, I get an 'error you need to load the kernel first' when booting. I can select the kernel 2.6.31-15-generic and it will boot properly. Another thing the CD mount refusal still exists, EXCEPT if I put a movie into the DVD then reboot. The movie shows on the desktop and everything is fine. I am wondering if breaking my kernel messed the CD mount, but I would conjecture not, because the CDROM was broken B4 I broke the kernel.

I would just like to know if there is a way to restore booting the 302 kernel without installing everything again, because I customized heavily quite a bit of stuff.

December 21st, 2009, 07:28 AM
Well I fudged around it by using 'start up manager' and selecting the second one as the default. The bugged selection is still there, but it boots to the correct one.