View Full Version : [ubuntu] Newest kernel fails to boot on Sony Vaio

November 2nd, 2008, 01:34 AM

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 8.10. I am running Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio and am having a problem booting up with the new kernel (version 2.6.27-7).

Whenever it tries to boot up, this is what it says:

ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/487ee3ec-3c8e-47bd-ab0e-40cb3460ddd5 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
ata2: SRST failed (errno=-16)
ata2: reset failed, giving up

In my /proc/cmdline:

root=UUID=487ee3ec-3c8e-47bd-ab0e-40cb3460ddd5 ro quiet splash

The system starts up fine with kernel version 2.6.24-21, but it doesn't with the new 2.6.27-7. What's going on? Do I need to change my /proc/cmdline to accommodate for the new kernel?

Thanks for your help!


November 2nd, 2008, 03:13 PM

November 4th, 2008, 04:36 AM
Same problem. Any help would be appreciated.

November 5th, 2008, 08:59 PM
same problem here and not on a Vaio.

Update fixed see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6117376#post6117376