View Full Version : Kubuntu does not load after update

G. Rodrigues
June 6th, 2014, 06:28 PM
Asus M11AD, on Kubuntu 14.04 freshly installed from usb live disk. The kernel version is 3.13.0-24. Opening the update manager there is a boatload of package updates including 3.13.0-24 -> 3.13.0-29. Upon installing, Kubuntu does not load, rather I have a black screen filled with text, the last line being

x86_64_start_kernel +0x143/0x152

I've reinstalled kubuntu and deferred updating so that I have a guaranteed usable system. Some googling tied this problem with dual booting scenarios and grub issues. Kubuntu is the only OS installed and the parted command spits out the following:

Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 538MB 537MB fat32 boot
2 538MB 992GB 991GB ext4
3 992GB 1000GB 8526MB linux-swap(v1)

My question now is how to proceed? I *could* wait for another kernel iteration (I am assuming the problem is with the kernel, but really, this is just a guess), but of course I run the risk of the same thing happening all over again. I confess that I am at a complete loss on what to do -- this specific problem never happened to me, so count me a complete newb -- so any help is greatly appreciated.