[Solved]X fails to load goes into shell after kernel upgrade

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[Solved]X fails to load goes into shell after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 am

Hi i recently did the kernel upgrade thorough update manager on my laptop Alienware 15 R3, using LInux Mint 18.3

and now every time i start Linux Mint it doesnt go into X/GUI instead it goes into bash with (initramfs) and also mentions ACPI Error :...Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND .....ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND ....while loading table......ACPI Error : 1 table load failures, 10 successful.......Couldnt get size

and the command line is (initramfs)

can anyone help me restore Linux Mint back , i have no idea how
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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by Flemur » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:54 am

hopjopper wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 am
can anyone help me restore Linux Mint back , i have no idea how
Use the grub menu to boot your previous kernel.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:05 am

sorry my mistake, yeah i tried to load previous kernel but the same thing happens , gives me same error and same result occurs where it leads me to that (initramfs) with those errors

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by michael louwe » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:43 pm

@ hopjopper, .......
hopjopper wrote:.
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The Meltdown and Spectre patches are known to bork proprietary Nvidia graphics card drivers, but not bork the open-source nouveau drivers. The latest Linux kernel 4.13.36 contains the Retpoline patch for Spectre 2.

Try editing the kernel boot parameters, eg acpi=off and/or nomodeset, ... https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:06 pm

okay at Grub boot option i press 'e' and it gives me the option to edit that file , i added nomodeset after quiet splash and pressed f10 , and it boots command list, it shows Loading Linux 4.13.0-36 generic ... followed by Loading initial ramdisk ... and it just hangs there
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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:50 pm

Try from live usb or another Linux OS > terminal >

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sudo su
Find your os partition with,

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blkid
and then,

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fsck -y /dev/sdxx
where sdxx is your os root partition,
after that
reboot

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:56 pm

ive done that and nothing has changed , same result ensues

do i need to just reinstall linux mint? also if i do reinstall how do i avoid this happening again? what caused it and what do i need to avoid it happening again? which updates should i avoid?

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:02 pm

Did you try boot repair?

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:11 pm

asinoro wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Did you try boot repair?
nope, how do i do it?

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:29 pm

2nd option : install Boot-Repair in Ubuntu
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:41 pm

asinoro wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Try from live usb or another Linux OS > terminal >

Code: Select all

sudo su
Find your os partition with,

Code: Select all

blkid
and then,

Code: Select all

fsck -y /dev/sdxx
where sdxx is your os root partition,
after that
reboot
okay i just restarted computer again and it works!!! thanks for your help!!!

is there anything else i need to run after this?

i have all these level 2 updates in update manager, should i leave them, alone? or update them? where they possibly the ones that caused these problems?

to be exact they are audit, fwupd, gnome-theme-standard, hw-detect, isc-dhcp, net-snmp, ntp, pulseaudio, python-apt, python-defaults, sensible-utils, twisted

these updates i have installed them before this problem occurred, could it be one of them that has caused these problems?

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:42 pm

Put [SOLVED] at your initial title to help other future users.
It was kernel update.

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:18 pm

how do i do that?

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:19 pm

hopjopper wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:18 pm
how do i do that?
You go to your first post and you do edit.

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Re: X fails to load goes into bash after kernel upgrade

Post by hopjopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:20 pm

asinoro wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:19 pm
hopjopper wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:18 pm
how do i do that?
You go to your first post and you do edit.
okay done, thanks for all your help

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