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Re: [vox-tech] Ubuntu not booting after Kernel update
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Re: [vox-tech] Ubuntu not booting after Kernel update



Some answers:


Why LILO?  Because the installation scripts failed to produce a bootable system when I selected Grub.  So I selected LILO and it work.

The update was from kernel 2.6.24-22 to 2.6.24-23.  The original installation I believe had 2.6.24-21.


One of our IT guys was able to boot the machine and manually start some of the services so the new kernel is OK and I believe that the problem is the MBR or something that follows LILO.






From: vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Darth Borehd
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:13 AM
To: lugod's technical discussion forum
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Ubuntu not booting after Kernel update


Why LILO?  I can't think of a single thing LILO can do that Grub can not do better. 

If you have an older kernel available in the menu, boot to that.  Then check for updates again.  Sometimes the headers don't download completely on older releases.  If so, then install those and try to reboot with the new kernel.

2009/11/23 ALLO (Alfredo Lopez De Leon) <ALLO@novozymes.com>

Hi I have an Ubuntu server 8.04 LTS with 2 TB (RAID 5) of storage space.
This morning I allowed the system to download and install a bunch of updates, along them a Sun Java and a kernel update.
After the update due to some concerns about a Java application I decided to re-boot the server and I got a Lilo error the infamous L 99 99 99 ...  Some Google postings suggested to run lilo just to make sure that the info about the new kernel was part of the booting sequence.

After booting with a rescue disk I ran /sbin/lilo and re-boot, the Lilo problem was gone but the system now hangs after the BIOS Data Checkup Successful

I will a appreciate any suggestions.

Alfredo Lopez
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