Comment 14 for bug 974765

Richard Senior (r-senior) wrote :

I've just done a clean install of 12.04 Beta 2 and got this problem after apt-get dist-upgrade.

I see exactly the same symptoms as James describes with the messed-up grub entries and kernel panic. My /usr/sbin/update-initramfs is also linked to /bin/true.

I've worked around it by choosing the 3.2.0-20 kernel from the grub menu, then I removed the 3.2.0-23 series with Synaptic and ran update-grub.

My laptop has kernel 3.2.0-22 and all looks OK:

richard@calder:/boot$ ls -l /boot
total 45204
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 789425 Mar 27 18:22 abi-3.2.0-20-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 791023 Apr 3 20:13 abi-3.2.0-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 140211 Mar 27 18:22 config-3.2.0-20-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 140279 Apr 3 20:13 config-3.2.0-22-generic
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 12288 Apr 10 12:23 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14159604 Apr 6 02:13 initrd.img-3.2.0-20-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14168869 Apr 11 17:12 initrd.img-3.2.0-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 176764 Nov 27 10:00 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 178944 Nov 27 10:00 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
-rw------- 1 root root 2884032 Mar 27 18:22 System.map-3.2.0-20-generic
-rw------- 1 root root 2884270 Apr 3 20:13 System.map-3.2.0-22-generic
-rw------- 1 root root 4965584 Mar 27 18:22 vmlinuz-3.2.0-20-generic
-rw------- 1 root root 4966000 Apr 3 20:13 vmlinuz-3.2.0-22-generic
richard@calder:/boot$ ls -l /usr/sbin/update-initramfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9164 Sep 19 2011 /usr/sbin/update-initramfs