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Re: Broken kernel?




On Sunday 11 March 2018 21:10:16 Eike Lantzsch wrote:

> On Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:47:13 PM -03 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Sunday 11 March 2018 19:36:37 John ff wrote:
> > > i have an Intel Atom CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz that I fairly recently
> > > upgraded from Whezzy to Jessie, but I cannot boot the kernel(s)
> > > that came with Jessie.
> > >
> > > All is OK with vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64, but both 3.16.0-4-amd64 and
> > > 3.16.0-5-amd64 fail to load. When equipped with a screen I see it
> > > says Loading .. but it does not complete with no disk activity.
> > > The 3.2.0-4-amd64 kernel gives the same loading message followed
> > > shortly by saying the /dev/sda2 disk partition is clean and it
> > > continues to boot. Sorry I cannot remember the exact words after
> > > "Loading" but this m/c usually runs headless as my firewall and
> > > server.
> > >
> > > I am looking for any clues as how to continue the upgrade to
> > > Stretch.
> > >
> > > ==John ffitch
> > >
> > >
> > > ⁣Sent from Blue ​
> >
> > First and obvious question: Its an intel atom, so why are you trying
> > to load and exec a kernel that was built to run on an amd64?
>
> because that would be the right kernel to load?
>
AMD64 would be like its built for an AMD phenom or newer. You want a 
kernel built for an intel cpu.

> This might be related:
> Debian Bug report logs - #794410
> debian-installer: Installer hangs during 'select and install software'
> Otherwise I didn't find any similar scenarios with Jessie.
> At this point I'm afraid you maneuvered yourself into a corner and you
> better install Debian Stretch from scratch. This may save time instead
> of trying to figure out what is wrong, fixing and following the
> upgrade-path further. You might want to try a live-DVD (put on a
> USB-stick) first but then don't install from the live-os but use
> netinstall instead.
> Booting the live-os will give you the opportunity to save data and
> config files before starting the install from scratch.
> All the best
> Eike



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