Here's my setup:
- Dual booting with Windows 7 on /dev/sda1, Ubuntu 13.04 on /dev/sda5 (home on /dev/sdb if it's relevant)
- Coming from using Ubuntu 13.04, 32-bit version for a few months
I need to install Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit, though I've been having some problems doing it. I'm installing off of a USB key I created using unetbootin. The live image seems to work correctly. I've attempted custom installs and letting the installer choose the partition layout but it does not seem to affect the problem.Here are the other problems I've run into in order of occurrence:
- '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found
- Sector 32 still in use according to grub-install (I did zero out sector 32 just to rule this out)
So now I'm running into this problem:
The stock answer to this seems to be some sort of file system problem. I've fsck'd all the things I know to fsck (/dev/sda5 and the home drive) but it reports the file system is clean. I've checksummed the disk image I'm using and it checks out as well.
The panic message recommends setting the init= option of the kernel command, which I've tried to do (/sbin/init and even dropping a copy of init in /boot just to see if anything different happens) to no avail as well.
I've exhausted what I know to do, so just to be pedantic I'm trying an install from optical media as well which I can't report on yet. I don't know grub that well but I am still a little worried about the i386-related error message, though it definitely looks like the 64-bit image of Ubuntu is installed.
Installing from a DVD ended up being the fix for me, though that may not be the best solution or even an option for some.