[ubuntu-uk] Strange problem on Lucid ....

Mark Fraser ubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk
Mon Apr 19 16:43:10 BST 2010

On Monday 19 Apr 2010 16:31:10 Barry Drake wrote:
> Hi there ....
> Wondered if anyone has any thoughts on this.  I'm running Lucid on a
> Dell Inspiron Mini v10.  Every 10th or so re-boot, it seems to carry out
> a forced disk check.  I don't know if it's relevant, but it has an SSD
> drive which I formatted ext2 on the advice on an Ubuntu forum as ext2 is
> faster than ext3 and less write-intensive so more appropriate for an SSD.
> Dring the forced check, the original Ubuntu splash screen was counting
> up to around 71% and freezing.  Altering grub to remove "quiet splash"
> showed that the boot process was getting beyond fsck and displaying a
> further couple of lines.  I omitted to note down what these said.  I
> tried including GRB_CMDLINE_LINUX="noapic".  This did not help.  I
> currently have GRB_CMDLINE_LINUX="noapic, nolapic, noapci" in
> /etc/default/grub (followed by update-grub), and the last couple of
> times the disk  check has been observed, it has completed OK.
> fsck was forced with the comment "disk not unmounted cleanly".  I don't
> know why this happens as I've done a normal shutdown on every occasion
> so far.  Any thoughts?

Take a look at this bug and its duplicates on launchpad 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plymouth/+bug/554737 .

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