LTS kernel 3.16.65-1 and 3.18.139-1 do not boot at testing branch


i wanted to try out the oldest LTS kernel for testing reasons
and 3.18.139-1
but if i press ESC and select this kernel from the boot menu, it directly results in a reebot?
With all 3 kernels listed after ESC...



Simple - If your system does not boot then the kernel do no support your system.


an old P4 from 2000 - 2005 ???
also the LTS 3.18 results in a reboot..

inxi -Fxzc0

System:    Host:  Kernel: 4.20.17-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: Xfce 4.13.3git-UNKNOWN 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5WD2-Premium v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0422 
           date: 05/27/2005 
CPU:       Topology: Single Core model: Intel Pentium 4 bits: 64 type: MT arch: Netburst Smithfield rev: 3 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 bogomips: 11244 
           Speed: 2810 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2810 2: 2810 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GT215 [GeForce GT 240] driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: nouveau unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: NVA3 v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.3 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.1 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.20.17-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: skge v: 1.14 port: 7800 bus ID: 01:05.0 
           IF: enp1s5 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel 82573V Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 9800 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 17.04 GiB (5.7%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD3200BPVT-24JJ5T0 size: 298.09 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 286.06 GiB used: 17.04 GiB (6.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.45 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured? 
Info:      Processes: 150 Uptime: 2h 24m Memory: 2.93 GiB used: 1.22 GiB (41.8%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 
           Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 inxi: 3.0.33 


If your system can boot the most recent Manjaro and run - there is no benefit from using an old LTS kernel.

As you say - it is for testing - aka fun - so if it does not work then don't waste your time (and ours) on a hopeless case.


Well i use old kernels to find regressions...
and when they were introduced.

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uname -a
Linux 4.4.179-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 27 19:15:03 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux

is booting correct. So i can stick to it as oldest LTS kernel for testing reasons.
(although it's interesting why 3.16 wount... :wink: )

3.18 is EOL anyway..


3.18 has been [EOL] for over a year and it is still being updated. But if it doesn't boot anymore...

Sometimes a truly [EOL] kernel is a more valuable reference point. Kernel regressions are sometimes added to all active kernels at the same time.

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