Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS delayed until Valentine's Day due to startup error

Ubuntu 18.04

Canonical has announced that its next maintenance update, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, has been delayed a week, until February 14, due to a boot system error that could not be repaired in time.

Through an email posted in the morning, Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS will be released next week, right on Valentine's Day, instead of February 7, as originally planned. The cause of the delay appears to be a boot system error Linux Kernel 4.18 related system settings.

The bug was reported on Launchpad by multiple users saying that their Ubuntu 18.10 installations failed to start after upgrading to linux-image-4.18.0-14. The system got stuck on the line "Starting ULoad / Save RF Kill Switch Status…”But some users managed to boot using another old kernel.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 is the second maintenance update for the 18.04 series and it is the first update to update the kernel and graphics package. Ubuntu 18.04 will arrive with Ubuntu 18.10 kernel and graphics packages and thanks to that the error was discovered in advance.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS will have a clean installation media for those who want new installations without having to update all items afterwards. Ubuntu 18.04.1 users only need to update their computers once the package is available.


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  1.   Andreale Dicam said

    Luckily Ubuntu is not Rolling Release, or the problem that was put together. Point Releases have their advantages.