← Back to team overview

kernel-packages team mailing list archive

[Bug 1237392] [NEW] kernels following version 3.8.0-27 do not start


You have been subscribed to a public bug:

All kernel updates on ubuntu following kernel 3.8.0-27 result in an
empty screen with no indication of startup, no response to the keyboard.
I can only start up using kernel version 3.8.0-27-generic. All following
numbers (up to and including 3.8.0-31-generic) do not result in a
running system. Also, the display no message at all when starting up
(after grub).

I checked the logfiles with "grep -n "Linux version 3.8.0-" *" and found
only 27 to be logged, nothing for the other kernels. I am at a loss how
to continue.

I am running the most recent version of Ubuntu server.

Two days ago I reinstalled Ubuntu with essentially the same result. The
installation kernel version 3.8.0-19 works fine. The updated kernel
3.8.0-31 does not work.

The following is the situation:

    When I let the machine start on itself I get no output at all.
    When I manually tell ubuntu to start the most recent kernel, I get 2 lines:

"Loading Linux-3.8.0-31-generic ..." "Loading initial ramdisk ..."

that's it.

    When I manually start the recovery kernel, I get a lot of
information. Finally it drops to a terminal and indicates it could not
load the LVM partition /dev/mapper/Server-Root. This is why I never see
any result in my message or dmesg on disk.

The problem seems to be with the Areca Raid controller. It does a reset
of the scsi bus eh until it finally gives up and drops to a terminal. A
while after the system goes berserk with messages of non responding scsi

As I cannot reach my harddisk, is there a way to find out what is wrong?
Why does everything work fine up to and including kernel 27 and starts
to malfunction after that? Did the Areca software change in some way?

P.S. When I start kernel version 3.8.0-19, everything works fine.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:0.192.13
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8.3
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: ubuntu
Date: Wed Oct  9 14:53:03 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-07 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130423.1)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: release-upgrade
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: linux (Ubuntu)
     Importance: High
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug dist-upgrade raring regression-update
kernels following version 3.8.0-27 do not start
You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu.