Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Issues with the new kernel: 2.6.20-16-generic

Adept-notifier showed me new kernel updates, and I installed these, only to find that I was greeted by a whole bunch of problems.

During the upgrade process, Adept seemed to have hung at 100%, (yes 100%). It showed dpkg-run finished in the terminal. I had to close the window, but just to be on the safe side, I opened a terminal, and ran sudo apt-get upgrade again. There was an unmet dependency, and I sorted this out. All seemed to be OK, and I rebooted the machine.

I had played with my partitions a bit, and all the /dev/sda* entries in the partitions wouldn't be mounted. Also, a new partition that I had created showed some superblock error. I just rebooted the machine, using the old kernel, and none of these problems showed up.

As usual I checked on UbuntuForums, and it seems the new kernel has a whole load of issues:

Lets wait and see if the issues are sorted out. It seems all /dev/sda* has been made into /dev/hda* again


Mike H. said...

My only problem with is that it won't recognize ntpd. Of course I don't have a set of scsi devices so we have no similiarity there.

Mike H. said...

Sorry, I have Slackware 10 and the kernel was built with gcc 3.3.4 which was upgraded to 4.1.2 after the new kernel was built.