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[Bug 1482273] Re: Dell Ubuntu 3551: failure to boot without nolapic option


Mark Standridge, as per www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-
support/product/inspiron-15-3551-laptop/drivers an update to your
computer's buggy and outdated BIOS is available (A02). If you update to
this following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BIOSUpdate does it
change anything?

If it doesn't, could you please both specify what happened, and provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Please note your current BIOS is already in the Bug Description, so
posting this on the old BIOS would not be helpful. As well, you don't
have to create a new bug report.

Once the BIOS is updated, and the information above is provided, then
please mark this report Status Confirmed.

Thank you for your understanding.

** Tags added: bios-outdated-a02

** Tags removed: kernel-fixed-upstream

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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  Dell Ubuntu 3551: failure to boot without nolapic option

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  This laptop came with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. It is a Dell Inspiron
  3551 15" Ubuntu Laptop. A problem was introduced in the linux-
  image-3.13.0-58-generic kernel update which prevents the laptop from
  booting unless nolapic is added to the grub boot command. This problem
  persists in the current latest stable ubuntu kernel linux-
  image-3.13.0-61-generic. This bug affects a clean, factory restored
  install. The system passes all of Dell's included hardware diagnostic

  Boot fails with:

  Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

  The following kernels are able to boot without issue:

  Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
  lsb_release: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS


  Mark Standridge

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic 3.13.0-61.100
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-61.100-generic 3.13.11-ckt22
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-61-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.11
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  mark       2223 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Thu Aug  6 10:24:22 2015
   # This is a distribution channel descriptor
   # For more information see http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistributionChannelDescriptor
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=00b41433-b7f7-4ddb-83c4-fca2ea939b57
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-06-18 (48 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" - Build amd64 LIVE Binary 20140620-04:25
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 3551
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-61-generic root=UUID=a4f79951-02f5-41f5-aa89-e4f77082c51f ro nolapic quiet splash radeon.modeset=0 nouveau.modeset=0 video.use_native_backlight=1 vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-61-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-61-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.127.14
  SourcePackage: linux
  StagingDrivers: rts5139
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 12/05/2014
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A00
  dmi.board.name: 0CMF7W
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A00
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Specified
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA00:bd12/05/2014:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron3551:pvrA00:rvnDellInc.:rn0CMF7W:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrNotSpecified:
  dmi.product.name: Inspiron 3551
  dmi.product.version: A00
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

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