Locked up in boot process.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 1 20:01:22 BST 2009


On Saturday 01 August 2009 06:56:01 pm Frans Ketelaars wrote:
> On Sat, 01 Aug 2009 15:57:28 +0000, Steven Vollom wrote:
> > On Saturday 01 August 2009 03:21:31 pm Goh Lip wrote:
> >> kdesudo kate /boot/grub/menu.lst
> >
> > I don't have  menu.lst file anymore.  I have no idea what happened to
> > it.  The first thing I did was try to open Kate and find that file to
> > make sure pci=nomsi was in the kernel.
> >
> > I swear I have not been doing anything with configuration for a long
> > time.  The only thing I did was attempt to install xine.  It failed due
> > to a permissions problem.  Then this happened.  I have had no trouble
> > with anything for quite a while until the xine install failure.
> >
> > It took a while, but I went through every item in the files that were in
> > the boot folder looking for ACPI problems with PSS.  I could not finde
> > any entry that had both ACPI and PSS in the same line.
> >
> > How could the grub folder disappear like that?
> >
> > Steven
>
> At least you seem to get a command prompt. Just to make sure: what is the
> output of "df -h" ? A full partition can cause strange problems ...
>
> And try to relax ;)
>
>     -Frans

ubuntu at ubuntu:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs                 2.0G  2.7M  1.9G   1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-
generic/volatile
tmpfs                 2.0G  2.7M  1.9G   1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-
generic/volatile
tmpfs                 2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /lib/init/rw
varrun                2.0G  108K  2.0G   1% /var/run
varlock               2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /var/lock
udev                  2.0G  164K  2.0G   1% /dev
tmpfs                 2.0G   12K  2.0G   1% /dev/shm
rootfs                2.0G   65M  1.9G   4% /
/dev/sr0              695M  695M     0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop0            678M  678M     0 100% /rofs
tmpfs                 2.0G   24K  2.0G   1% /tmp
/dev/sda1             459G  4.6G  431G   2% /media/disk
ubuntu at ubuntu:~$

Thanks for sticking with me.  I really want to solve this one without 
reinstalling.

Steven




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