Conor Schaefer on 10 Oct 2010 08:00:30 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu 10.04 boot problem(s)

  • From: Conor Schaefer <>
  • To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu 10.04 boot problem(s)
  • Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 11:00:23 -0400
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Funny you should mention this; I've been troubleshooting a similar problem since last night. Take a look at this bug report and see if it's of any help to you:

My boot process does get as far as X, but hangs there and does not response to keyboard or mouse input. As the bug report suggests, try adding a verbose flag to the kernel you're loading and see if you get more detailed output there.

I'm grumbling because I think I'm going to have to invest in CD-Rs to rescue this system; I've tried using Unetbootin to make a bootable USB drive already, but this is unfortunately on a MacBook Pro, and the firmware there doesn't support booting USB drives very well. (Or so rEFIt reports when I try and it fails.)

I also cannot get any virtual consoles, and the system does not respond to SSH attempts over the network. All these symptoms make sense if the primary volume isn't mounting correctly.

Hope this helps, sorry if I've missed the mark.

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Eric <> wrote:
Well, less than 2 weeks with my new 10.04 install and I'm in trouble... and stumped.

It appears that X does not start or that the boot process hangs before it gets to X. Âfor a "normal" boot I end up stuck on the splash screen. ÂIf I boot the "rescue" option I see:

* Setting sensors limits Â[ OK ]
* Setting console screen modes and fonts

... and then it just sits there.
I'm unable to get any virtual consoles - the screens are blank.

I can boot the system from the old hard drive running Intrepid 8.10 so I know the hardware (including video card) are fine. ÂUnfortunately, I chose ext4 for the new root partition so I cannot mount it from the running Intrepid system (no support for ext4).

I'm going to reboot from the 10.04 install disk to get a live system and see if I can gather any information from the syslog or messages files.

[hints|tips|suggestions] would be appreciated!

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