View Full Version : [ubuntu] Kernel Recovery

February 1st, 2011, 06:13 AM

I run Ubuntu Karmic(kernel 2.6.31-22) on an i386 machine. I was compiling the kernel and halfway through I realised that I did not have the required disk space and the compilation failed with the error - No available space. After I restarted my box, I can't log-in. I used KDE but I don't see KDE at the login screen anymore. I get the following pop at the top right of the screen: "Install problem! The configuration defaults for gnome power manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact computer administrator"

I have 5 different kernel(1 custom) and all of them show the same thing. I tried the recovery mode in vain.

I would really appreciate any help in fixing this without having to install ubuntu from scratch (I have more than 2 years of work at risk :( .) Is it possible to compile and install the latest kernel from the recovery mode?

Thanks in advance

February 2nd, 2011, 04:01 AM

I was able to reinstall the latest kernel through the recovery mode. Once in the recovery mode(with networking enabled), I did:

dpkg --configure -a

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Everything was same as before except for the desktop wallpaper.

Hope this helps someone having similar problem.