I recently upgraded a Dell GX270 running Cassandra to Daryna. As it was the first time I ever upgraded and being a linux newbie I wasn't sure of the proper way to upgrade. I did a manual install from the liveCD leaving my home partition alone and only formatting the kernel and swap file partitions. All seems to be working ok even if I am a bit confused as to why some things were retained and others was not. All that said to give you an idea of what I have done thus far. The problem I'm having is when I reboot the system I see the new Linux splash screen and overlaid on top of it is a dos looking window (no borders or frames) with 2 columns. One column says pstk and the other rstk. I have no idea what these are. In each column there are about 8 lines. The first 3 lines in column one have nothing but a colon. beginning on line 4 it says: 0: 5ff9e. a Line 5 says: 1: 5ff7a. a Line 6 says: 2: 2c238. 4 Line 7 says: 3: 147. 9 Line 8 Says: 9. 1
In column 2 Lines 1 - 6 have nothing but colons, Line 7 says 0: ffffffff. 5 Line 8 says: 1462. 5
Below the 2 columns it says err 8 and below it ip 23a4: 1a.7
When I press enter a timer starts counting down 10s, 9s, 8s, etc. and I receive another page similar in layout to the previous page with different values. I can supply them if needed. At the bottom of page 2 it says Grub loading and when I hit enter I receive the screen with the different boot options (I'm running a dual boot) when I select the default linux boot the signon screen appears and I am able to logon and use Linux.
I would like to correct whatever is causing the error pages to come up so that if I restarted and did nothing the system would load and come up to the normal signon screen.
Does anyone know what is causing this and what I should do to correct this error? I have edited menu.lst replacing quiet splash with nosplash noapic nopci but this did not correct the issue.