[ubuntu-uk] Edgy sometimes stalls on boot.

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Jan 1 14:08:52 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 13:13 +0000, Llywelyn Owen wrote:
> I've a niggly problem with edgy. Sometimes during boot it stalls at
> about 30-40% of the graphic progress bar and there's nothing I can do
> to move it along except a hard reboot whereupon it boots as normal.
> It's not a big problem but I would like a fix and at the moment the
> web searches I've made have failed to come up with an answer - perhaps
> I'm asking the wrong question. Any ideas? Is there a log file which
> would shed some light on what's going wrong? 

When you get the GRUB countdown, press escape then move down to the
kernel line and press "e" to edit it. Remove splash and quiet to see all
the kernel messages fly by. If it stalls you should take note of the
last thing that was echoed to the screen.

I had this with an edgy system and it was down to a problem with an
external USB hard disk. By unplugging it, I was able to boot okay.

> Also, is there something I should be doing to boot the system after
> the routine (every 30 or so boots) disk check has completed it's work?
> I just seem to end up with text view of the the aftermath - should the
> end of the disk check sequence continue to boot and take me to the
> desktop? 

What does it say after the check? Are there errors detected?


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