@LTS_Tom Nasty surprise after installing the latest kernel and video driver updates 3/30/2021 for Pop OS 20.10. After reboot, the system hung.
- Set the timer for 5 mins, no progress
- Had to hold the power button to shutdown
- Switched over to verbose mode during next boot
- System halted with a Kernel Panic
Error Message: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x0000000b
Able to work around the issue at the moment by pressing the space bar at boot up and selecting the “Pop!_OS (Pop_OS-oldkern.conf)”
Dell Latitude E5470
CPU: Intel i5-6300U (4) @ 3.000GHz
GPU: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 5
Memory: 16BG DDR3
HDD: 512GB LUKS Encrypted Drive
- Rolled the install back, was able to duplicate the issue again when upgrading
- Was able to successfully apply the update on other hardware including VMs and two lab desktops (dissimilar hardware), so the update is not broken for other things
- Wiped the laptop and reinstalled the Pop OS 20.10 from USB image (AMD/Intel) 12 (pop-os-20.10_amd64_intel_12.iso) . The Install completed without issue; During first update, the kernel update and video drivers caused the system to hang again at next boot
- Again wiped the laptop and reinstalled Pop OS 20.10 with the current image (pop-os-20.10_amd64_intel_14.iso). Install hung with a kernel panic and was not able to complete install
- Using v14 image, was able to successfully clean install on dissimilar hardware, so the installer is not broken with other things
- Played with some of the BIOS settings, specifically storage controller mode (RAID vs AHCI), and verified that secure boot was disabled. No change, system hangs during install with v14 image or after updating from install from v12 image
- I use an E-series port replicator (docking station) and tried with and without the system being attached, no change
At this point wondering if this is a hardware issue of either a failure or incompatibility with the video drivers or the kernel. I think I read somewhere the new video drivers were not kernel drivers but “live” in the user space.
Searching the error seems to be related to an issue with GRUB configuration finding the drive
Trying to get my hands on another E5470 to do a side-by-side compare with same hardware.
Doesn’t seem to be any posts in other well traveled forums on the subject related to the recent update and Pop OS. Anyone with any thoughts, input or anything, let me know and thanks in advance!
Will post updates if I figure out a resolution