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Cannot boot because: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

This is what I've got. I cannot boot and I see the two of three little lights on the keyboard blinking all the time and the cooling is working on full power, almost. I saw in other askubuntu topic ...
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Install 4.0 Linux Kernel od Ubuntu 14.04 i686

I like to install linux 4.0 kernel on ubuntu 14.04 but i don't find any file for i686. Please help me.
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Can't install Ubuntu 13.10; freezing on configuring bcmwl-kernel-source

For three hours, I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Gateway MX6445 laptop, but every time, installation stops in the last step.
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Installing non-pae ubuntu from USB-stick without network

I have to install ubuntu on my old laptop(IBM thinkpad T42). When I was trying to install normal desktop version, it said that you must have non-pae kernel version. After that I downloaded mini.iso, ...
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Kernel panic on boot with Elan touchscreen with kernel 3.16

I have been having issues with booting ubuntu on my new Acer Aspire R3-471T-53LA. There is a 1/6 chance that it will boot, and the other times, there will be a kernel panic after I2C-HID fails to ...
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Unable to boot after installing new kernel

recently I installed the latest kernel 4.1.0-rc3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit.When I did reboot after make install, it is getting stuck after the grub listing the following error mentioning that it ...
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Kernel Panic at boot Xubuntu 14.04.2

I'm receiving a kernel panic when I try to boot Xubuntu 14.04.2 - this is my System: Windows 8 (sda2) Xubuntu 14.04.2 (sda7) Kali Linux (sda9) First, I installed Xubuntu next Windows. That was no ...
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I updated my kernel to the latest version but nothing happened. What's wrong?

I was trying to install the latest stable kernel 3.15 following the steps written on this webpage: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/06/install-upgrade-linux-kernel-3-15/ I followed everything ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04: stop upgrading old kernel

I recently upgraded the kernel in Ubuntu 14.04 from 3.13 to 3.16. But the Updater (or apt) keeps insisting on upgrading the 3.13 branch. How to stop this behavior? Is it safe to remove all 3.13 ...
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Installation of 3rd party soundcard driver

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I got a new PCI soundcard with 3rd party divers: aqprox 32bit pci. CHIPSET C-Media CM8738 PCI-6CH-CX In the linux drivers folder I have this files: -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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How Can I know which kernel version I am using in Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to know my kernel version without using $ uname -a command or terminal . Is there any way where I can find which kernel version I am using. May be by accessing grub files or something ?
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My linux is not being displayed in the grub

I installed and built my linux kernel following the instructions given in http://kernelnewbies.org/KernelBuild, but my newly installed kernel is not displayed in the grub and I am getting a message ...
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Why am I getting an error related to linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic (3.13.0-53.88)?

Every time I install or remove existing software I get the following error. isuru@isuru-Inspiron-3420:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Can I downgrade the kernel on Ubuntu 14.04.2?

I have an application that works fine on 14.04.1 but does not work fine on 14.04.2. I found a bug report that indicates the newer kernel in 14.04.2 is the source of this issue. Is possible to ...
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“Starting version 219” after kernel upgrade to 3.19.0-18

Today after kernel upgrade from 3.19.0-16 to 3.19.0-18 lightdm fails to start. GPU driver is fglrx installed from "Additional drivers" tab of "Software & updates". Try to enable service by ...
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How to recompile the kernel without the sources?

Is it possible to recompile the current running kernel WITHOUT downloading new sources packages? I just want to reconfigure my currently running & patched kernel. I no longer have the original ...
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My boot volume is full, what should I do now?

I keep on getting an urgent error message telling me my BOOT volume is full! How can I safely clean this up? Please be aware, I am a newbie in Linux. This is the result of uname -a: Linux ...
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How to clear space on a boot partition

We have inherited an Ubuntu Linux server that continues to run out of space on the /boot partition and now the clean and autoclean commands are no longer working. We suspect that the problem has ...
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Dead graphical environment on update linux kernel 3.19.018

I had a problem today, when I install the lastest updates, including the headers for linux kernel, tha graphical environment did'nt work, so I've tried upgrade the system, but the terminal even ...
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There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed for my Z97M Plus board even with kernel 3.19

I just bought new motherboard which is Asus Z97M-Plus. Earlier I have a P8B75-M. I used to control my fan speeds with that board. My fans have only three pins. But in the new board it won't work. I ...
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How to get support for the new 97 chipset under ubuntu 14.04?

I just bought a new motherboard Z97M Plus. The problem is the kernel in Ubuntu 14.04 does not fully support it. For example I have trouble setting up fan control. So my question is, is it ok to ...
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How can I use Kernel 3.19 in 14.04 now?

So I'm rebuilding my storage server. For stability, I want to use Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as the OS. However, I'm planning to use Btrfs with RAID 5, and this has been greatly improved in kernel 3.19. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, kernel 3.11 blank screen issue with hybrid graphics

On my HP Envy, which has both an Intel on-chip graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce: *-display UNCLAIMED description: 3D controller product: GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] vendor: NVIDIA ...
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Ubuntu stopped booting

Ubuntu 15.04 has been installed. An update published May 21th was processed, which contains a new kernel. It stopped to boot with a message "Starting version 219." I have a Ubuntu bootable usb. ...
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How to build Kernel version 4.0.4 using Git?

I should like to build a 4.0 kernel by cloning a repository as described in this web page which quotes the text : git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-.git I can't find an appropriate ...
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Unable to find an initial ram disk that I know how to handle

After upgrading to the next linux image, aptitude has outputted the following lines: Setting up linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic (3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring ...
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kernel version 3.13 even I have ubuntu 14.04.2

I am using 14.04.2 probably it was upgraded over 14.04.1 but my kernel version seems still 3.13. According to 14.04.2 it seems that 3.16. I did not understand why it was not upgraded ...
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For a 32-bit kernel, what are the pros/cons of PAE vs. non-PAE?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My kernels are PAE kernels. I know these are the kernels we can use for 32-bit OS which have 4 GB RAM, to utilize all 4GB of RAM. My system is a 32-bit system. So I ...
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How to install a specific driver from different kernel

My touch-pad driver is only supported in 4.0 kernel but running 4.0 kernel freezes my laptop is there a way I can install the driver of the touch-pad in my current kernel. My touch-pad is elantech. ...
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Upgraded a virtual guest system: /dev/disk/uuid… does not exit

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 (kubuntu), running as a guest inside VirtualBox 4.3.12 hosted by Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit. All ran fine until yesterday - when I tried to start the new ...
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CPU frequency control

I have a kubuntu 14.04 with the latest HWE kernel (3.16.0-31-generic), and a Xeon 1246v3 processor (which is basically an i7 4770 with ecc support). The processor has base frequency of 3.5 ghz, and ...
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System freezing and preventing login

My system (Ubuntu 15.04) keeps having a problem where the machine is still up but I cannot login. At the GUI login, the spinner just spins and at the console I get: Username: dave Password: Welcome ...
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Why are there so many “linux-” kernel packages on my machine, and what do they all do?

In my usage of Ubuntu, I have noticed a baffling array of different Linux kernel packages. Some of them are listed below: linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-headers-generic-pae ...
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How can I troubleshoot why Ubuntu keeps crashing on my laptop?

I have a one year old Acer Aspire 4752G netbook running Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest distribution updates installed. It was previously running great until about a week ago when it suddenly ...
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Live USB Kernel Panic error?

I tried to make a 14.04 live USB with Universal USB Installer. I get to the screen where it says Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. but no matter what I select, it eventually ends in this error; end ...
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How to use PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0)

I use Ubuntu14.04 64bit on laptop. now I need to use USB3.0 port. and I bought PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0) this is the express Card and I tried to connect it. it was recognized as follows. but,by lsusb, ...
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How to troubleshoot a video freeze

System information: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.12.2 kernel 4.0.0-997-generic #201503310205 SMP Tue Mar 31 02:07:04 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux (this is an updated drm/intel-next kernel ...
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Access ubuntu terminal/sudo after pressing ctrl c and restaring while upgrading system

I tried to upgrade my system from 14.10 to 15.04 and while I was installing it asked me if I want to replace config file. I tried to compare, then didn't know how to exit Ipressed ctrl c and then I ...
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Suddenly no display signal during reboot test

I am running the reboot test by a simple script file calling init 6 to stress my system. But I found no VGA display signal while running reboot test in Ubuntu 12.04. By refer the kernel.log file as ...
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Write udev rules for serial device

I have one concern regarding device name assign by kernel like /dev/sda* , /dev/sdb* ... etc but i would like to write rules for assign name to new pattern like "/dev/sc**"(starting with modified ...
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Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed

I tried to use my Virtual Box and this is the error I received - (I just updated to the new Ubuntu also) and I am VERY new at this Linux OS. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The ...
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Automatic clearance of boot folder

Hello one of my familly members, who is not so concerned with computers and Ubuntu has an Ubuntu setup with only 200MB space for the boot partition. That makes sense if you only like to install a few ...
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Why do I get disk I/O errors booting the 3.2 kernel on a xen vps server?

I have a xen vps, which I just upgraded to the new LTS 12 Precise Pangolin. However, I see this error on booting: [ 12.848076] end_request: I/O error, dev xvda, sector 12841 [ 12.848093] ...
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15.04 WiFi&Wired fail w v2.19 kernels; work on 15.04 w v.2.16 kernel from 14.10. Toshiba NB15t-A

Neither WiFi nor Wired will connect on 15.04 w v2.19 kernels (or v. 3 from kernel.org) but work with 14.10's v.2.16 kernels on Toshiba Satellite NB15t-A. Title says it all. Neither will connect, ...
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Boot Error - ACPI PCC Probe Failed

ACPI PCC Probe Failed is the error that pops up instead of the default GRUB loader after I updated my kernel to 3.19. I searched around and couldn't find much information except that it is a known ...
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Characters problem since kernel and graphic update

I have this annoying issue since yesterday when I updated my kernel and graphics. I have a Dell xps 13 2015 running ubuntu 14.04. It doesn't happen all the time, it can happen in any program, ...
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How to recover from a botched attempt to clean /boot, incomplete kernel/drivers

Ubuntu 14.0.4 generated an error trying to update. Turns out /boot partition was full. I ran a command to remove the old kernels, something like this: dpkg --get-selections|grep 'linux-image*'|awk ...
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Kernel 3.14.1 compilation errors

I installed kernel 3.14.1 and there seem to be no issues. uname -r 3.14.1-031401-generic However, when I try to go to the folder and try to do a make it fails. I see that multiple files are ...
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AMD Catalyst Driver installer failing at DKMS

I am following these instructions to install the fglrx drivers. When I am running sudo sh amd-driver-12-6-x86_64.run it tells me fglrx is already installed; even though I ran the commands to remove ...
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My cpu slows down after a while and does not recover

Sometimes, and I can't reproduce it (but it happens often enough - a few times a week at least) my cpu slows down below its prescribed minimum. This is an example cpufreq-info output from a minute ...