Kubuntu boots only in recovery mode

Wafa Hakim wafa at email.arizona.edu
Fri Feb 3 22:23:34 UTC 2006


 John DeCarlo  wrote:
> Frankly, I don't know what the problem is, but I have had somewhat similar
> experiences, so I have some suggestions.  Remember that turning off your
> computer can lead to disk file corruption and other symptoms.

--> So I'd heard; just never had it happen to me before. 

> 2. Disk issues. From recovery mode, run fsck on each Linux partition.

--> That finally seemed to work. The odd thing is, fsck didn't find any 
problems. I issued a shutdown -rF now command, & at the boot prompt, added 
norestore to the end of 
    vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/hda8 ro quiet splash 
in my default boot option at Grub's boot menu screen, so it read:
vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/hda8 ro quiet splash norestore

Search me, I have no idea why that worked. Just saw it as a suggestion on a 
forum somewhere & tried it for lack of other options. 

Even then it wasn't smooth. The bootup did interrupt itself with a message 
telling me to hit ctrl-D to ignore the problem & continue booting. That had 
never worked before; now it did. So far everything seems good with the 
running of the system itself. All my user settings etc etc seem fine.


There has to be a better way to handle the next time my system freezes. (Given 
it's a P4 2.1 ghz with 384 megs of RAM, it's kind of surprising that a 
slideshow on Shutterfly.com caused Firefox & the system to freeze in the 
first place. Stupid scripts.)

Thanks a ton anyway,

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