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 <email@example.com
Â ÂWell, less than 2 weeks with my new 10.04 install and I'm in
Â Âtrouble... and stumped.
Â ÂIt appears that X does not start or that the boot process hangs
Â Âbefore it gets to X. Âfor a "normal" boot I end up stuck on the
Â Âsplash screen. ÂIf I boot the "rescue" option I see:
Â Â* Setting sensors limits Â[ OK ]
Â Â* Setting console screen modes and fonts
Â Â... and then it just sits there.
Â ÂI'm unable to get any virtual consoles - the screens are blank.
Â ÂI can boot the system from the old hard drive running Intrepid 8.10
Â Âso I know the hardware (including video card) are fine.
Â Â ÂUnfortunately, I chose ext4 for the new root partition so I cannot
Â Âmount it from the running Intrepid system (no support for ext4).
Â ÂI'm going to reboot from the 10.04 install disk to get a live system
Â Âand see if I can gather any information from the syslog or messages
Â Â[hints|tips|suggestions] would be appreciated!
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