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?
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 -- Eike Lantzsch ZP6CGE