I'm trying to update my dev environment (a VMWare virtual machine) from 16.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS. The update to 18.04 seemed to have run fine but now when I boot I get a kernel panic and then it says at the end "Machine halted".
I tried to follow the solutions outlined in this similar issue:
- If entering grub menu and selecting the old kernel, I can boot to desktop just fine
- The outlined solutions do not work, for example:
sudo update-initramfs -u -k 4.15.0-117-generic && sudo update-grub
where the kernel version is the new one from 18.04 version. By not working I mean the booting still fails and the command gives and output:
I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda5 I: UUID=.... I: Set the RESUME variable to override this
(while the boot partition is actually /dev/sda1)
Anyway not a linux pro and no I'm pretty lost how to solve this problem?
But the proposed solution to not help as everything is installed correctly (according to apt):
abc@Lubuntu-16-04:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-generic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done linux-generic is already the newest version (188.8.131.52.104). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Plus some additional information:
abc@Lubuntu-16-04:~$ uname -sr Linux 4.4.0-189-generic abc@Lubuntu-16-04:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic
A screenshot of the kernel panic, can't copy the text: