Latest kernel boots to (initramfs) console on Dell Inspirion 15 7577

Bug #1800250 reported by Hassan Williamson on 2018-10-26
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS initramfs issue
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Bug Description

After getting the latest kernel update, the system keeps booting into a console that says (initramfs), and no amount of any commands helps gets past this.

Previous version kernel before it boots fine.

I'm willing to help figure out what's happened if someone is willing to help guide me through it, I'm no stranger to compiling code or getting debug information.

Thanks in advance.

1)
$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
Release: 16.04

2)
$ apt-cache policy linux-image-4.15.0-36-generic
linux-image-4.15.0-36-generic:
  Installed: 4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1
  Candidate: 4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1 500
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What I expected to happen: To boot into Ubuntu, or a terminal to be able to boot into a graphical interface.

4) What happened instead: Booted into a console that contains (initramfs) that doesn't let me progress further.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: linux-image-4.15.0-36-generic 4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-34.37~16.04.1-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.18
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Oct 26 21:59:21 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-01 (390 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20170801)
SourcePackage: linux-signed-hwe
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Hassan Williamson (hazrpg) wrote :
Hassan Williamson (hazrpg) wrote :

I'm still experiencing this issue with the following newer kernels too:

linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic
linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic

only linux-image-4.15.0-34-generic seems to be bootable

Any thoughts or things I can do to fix it?

Hassan Williamson (hazrpg) wrote :

Latest update has now made all kernels none bootable. Any update on this? I am more than willing to work with anyone to figure a solution out.

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