Installation from DVD of 13.10 stops with kernel panic

By Bob Hyatt

I had to re-install Ubuntu from scratch. It has 13.04 (I had a heck of a time getting 13.04 installed) but won’t run all the programs I want, so I decided to upgrade to 13.10. Troubles…

Not upgrade, but install. I downloaded the 64 bit version for my desktop. Burned it, and all was ok. I then booted from the dvd. I got the usual bios report of drives and memory, then I got this:

could not open "EFIBOOTfallback.ef1": 14 
error: variable 'root' is not set

I got the poor quality graphic with the two pics at the bottom of a keyboard and something else.

Then I saw the text options for proceeding:

  • Try Ubuntu without installing
  • Install Ubuntu OEM
  • Install
  • Check disks for defects

I chose Install Ubuntu, then I got an error:

error: failure reading sector 0x6c000 from 'fd0'
error: you need to load the kernel first,
press any key to continue...
d to grub or boot?, 

and got dumped into this:

BusyBox v1.20.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.20.0-8.1ubuntu1) built in shell (ash)
Enter help for list of commands

(initramfs) _

If I type exit, I see:

/init line 352: can't open /root/dev/console: no such file
17.372670 Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
17.372670 drm_kms_helper: panic occurred, switching back to text console

which does not appear, frozen, nothing changes

What am I to do?


1 Comment to "Installation from DVD of 13.10 stops with kernel panic"

  1. user's Gravatar user
    May 10, 2014 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

    I got the same problem :/

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