Ubuntu – Kernel 4.4.0-109-generic fails to boot but 4.4.0-104-generic works fine


Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit, Nvidia GTX 960 with 384.111 drivers, Intel i5-6600k.

I recently updated my kernel and now Xubuntu fails to boot.

  • I get a black screen when I select "Ubuntu" on GRUB.

  • If I select "Advanced options for Ubuntu" then kernel 4.4.0-109-generic, it gets stuck at a screen saying "Press Ctrl+C to cancel all file system checks in progress" (pressing Ctrl+C does nothing). I am able to do the recovery mode boot for 4.4.0-109-generic.

  • If, however, I select kernel 4.4.0-104-generic, the system boots fine!

Is this a regression? What should I do? Can I install an older kernel version and remove the broken one? Or is there a way to make the newer kernel work?

Best Answer

Kernel 4.4.0-109-generic is bugged!

The solution is don't use 4.4.0-109-generic. I upgraded to 4.13.0-26-generic and it worked fine. Upgrading to 4.4.0-110-generic may also work as WinEunuuchs2Unix suggested.

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