Updates crashed 3 Edubuntu desktop
bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun Apr 3 15:37:08 UTC 2011
Unplugging everything may work because attached USB devices may be
trying to boot.
I've got a computer on which I have to unplug external USB hard drive
devices because the POST hangs trying to discover the external devices.
A single USB thumbdrive has no problem, but I don't think it's a power
problem since the external USB hard drives have external power supplies.
On 2011-04-03 at 11:32:36 Doooh Head wrote:
> I've had similar problems and I've attributed my problems to the power
> supply. I have a machine with three hard disks in it as well as a
> DVD, audio and video boards. Sometimes there just isn't enough power
> to light everything up. I occasionally have to disconnect all USB
> devices and a fan just to get it to start properly. Try a higher
> wattage power supply, something larger than 650 watts even. Most
> typical power supply's are 450 or 500. Also make sure everything
> inside is clean. Blow out the dust.
> > Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2011 13:20:54 -0400
> > From: leigh at hypatia.ca
> > To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Subject: Re: Updates crashed 3 Edubuntu desktop
> > On 11-04-02 08:23 AM, Chris wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > Yesterday I was _updating_ 3 _Edubuntu_ desktops when I
> > > allowed_restart_, I saw the bios then the flashing cursor then
> > > No HDD activity light, I guess you could call it the _Black Screen Of
> > > Death_.
> > > Waited 10 minutes.
> > > Tried hard restart twice.
> > > *Anyone else had this problem?*
> > That sounds like a couple of harddrive failures... while it's unlikely
> > that they'd all fail at the same time, it's not unheard of.
> > Can you boot any of the computers off a USB stick or CD drive and mount
> > the internal hard drive to confirm it's not dead?
> > -Leigh
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