I recently updated my Ubuntu 12.04. One of them was Kernel update to Kernel 3.2.0-58. The problem is that when the update finished it asked to restart my computer, so I did. The computer went into boot and after about 20 seconds a black screen with white words came up.

Messages that followed were Stopping System Runlevel V Compatibility and Stopping Save Kernel Message. How to fix this ?


I am assuming this is an issue with the Kernel, but not sure given that message.

Here is what I would suggest:

Boot to an older kernel:

Holding down the shift key while booting, will display the Grub menu. You can now select an older kernel version.

If that allows your system to boot you can set the computer to boot to the old kernel you can remove the new kernel by running the following command:

sudo apt-get remove linux-image-3.2.0-58-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-58-generic

Switch to a non-graphical TTY

Ctrl+Alt+F1 Should switch you to TTY1 and you can run the following command:

 sudo apt-get -f install

then reconfigure:

 sudo dpkg --configure -a

then try the upgrade again

 sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

If those things do not work we may need more information.


Got similar error with the same kernel version on Ubuntu 12.04 too. As I have a dual boot with Windows, I could easily boot on the former kernel and uninstalled all 3.2.0-58 related (kernel headers, etc.) files with Synaptic.

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