On boot Ubuntu kernel panic problem - can you help?


#1

After a power failure my Ubuntu 16.04 server is having an on-boot kernel panic. The box is so old I need a PS2 keyboard to interrupt the boot process. I plan to bring it to VHS as they have a number of older keyboards, some of which might help.

Would you have an Ubuntu boot CD and the know how to help me get this thing running again, please? I will gladly work to your schedule.


#2

Most likely it’s filesystem, based on message and description of cause.
Not sure when I’ll be at VHS next, I’ll let you know if I am. In the meantime, try to run any filesystem tools on it if you can, like fsck


#3

thanks! Box is so old it doesn’t respond to USB keyboards. Still hunting for a PS2 kb or a PS2/USB adapter. will post again when i have results.


#4

Sounds weird.

Can you boot any of the old kernels?


#5

Aaaaaand now it doesn’t even turn on. what the heck…


#6

I’ve had this problem myself. For me it was a hard drive failure. Do you know if this system way setup in a raid?


#7

it was not set up in a raid.