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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Several Kernels Dont Work


    I have searched and searched but I cannot find a solution that works for me.

    I cannot get a kernel beyond 2.6.24-14 to work for me. 2.6.24-16, 2.6.24-18, 2.6.24-17, and 2.6.24-19 all will not work.

    What I mean is that I cannot even boot to the login screen with anything but 2.6.24-14. My computer will just sit there with a black screen not doing anything... no error messages or anything.

    I have tried some of the suggestions such as removing old kernels (from the package manager), but that doesnt work.

    How would I go about trying to solve this issue? What sort of information should I post? Also, to note I am running 8.04 64 bit.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Kottawa, Sri Lanka
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Several Kernels Dont Work

    When you boot kernel 2.6.24-18 in Recovery Mode or without the splash and quiet parameters do you see any errors?
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
    I am an experimenter, give me the most stable OS and I can make it unstable in a few hours.

    C == seriously fast == FTW!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Re: Several Kernels Dont Work

    I had a somewhat similar situation I thought I'd offer up my solution.

    I had ubuntu 8.04 beta working but as soon as I upgraded to release, it would get to a certain point and hang. When I installed, I did not re-install grub, I just added my own entry. However, ubuntu (or latest kernel) switch the nameing scheme for my drives.

    ie. my ubuntu used to be on sda6, but when I upgraded from 2.6.24-12 to 2.6.24-15, the kernel boot strap code assumed that same partition was sdc6. So grub was telling the kernel root was on sda6, but since the naming was different, once bootstrapped, image was looking for root partition on a completely different hard drive. I changed my entry for root partition in grub to sdc6 and everything was fine.

    Good luck on solving your issue.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Here & Now
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Several Kernels Dont Work

    Check UUID'S:
    For each kernel.

    Dr. Fernando Duran Dollenz
    Libertad 584

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