Bug#771711: installation-reports: Needs a /vmlinuz file that points to boot image?
Subject: installation-reports: Needs a /vmlinuz file that points to boot image?
After upgrade from stable(Wheezy) to testing(Jessie) (via modifying
/etc/apt/sources.list to say Jessie instead of Stable or Wheezy), the machine
wouldn't boot. (grub couldn't find file or something like that). I fixed the
boot from a system Rescue CD, using chroot, and some commands like update-
grub2, grub-install, etc...
After booting back into Debian Testing, I noticed that the new kernel wasn't
installing. Found a /vmlinuz-old file pointing to old kernel, renamed it to
/vmlinuz, and then reinstalled new kernels, etc... This renaming seams to have
fixed it so new kernel(s) will install.
Don't know why this file was /vmlinuz-old, maybe it's possible that at some
point I was doing something with it?
There was also a problem with KDE 'plasma-desktop',
needing X11 to be setup so 'Anybody' can use it.
('Console Users Only' didn't work)
`sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common`
-- Package-specific info:
Machine: Dell Latitude D830
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [E]
Detect network card: [O]
Configure network: [O]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Clock/timezone setup: [O]
User/password setup: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Install base system: [O]
Install tasks: [O]
Install boot loader: [E]
Overall install: [E]
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
and ideas you had during the initial install.>
(see the above p.s. about Plasma-desktop)