Cloned Ubuntu Unresponsive.

Marius Gedminas marius at
Tue Oct 23 10:22:02 UTC 2007

On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 04:01:04PM +0800, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> I cloned an Ubuntu Feisty installation to 8 PC's in our school. My
> installer is a Live CD.
> The cloned PC boots without problems, it load the GDM, but does not
> load Gnome at all. It just continously seek the hard disk during the
> splash screen.
> I left it for 5 hours straight, but it still seeks the hard drive. All
> of the cloned PC are like this.

Ouch.  How much memory do they have?  I've seen computers become totally
unresponsive and sit there spinning the disk when they run out of
memory, and sometimes it takes a while for the out-of-memory process
killer to kick in (although that was an ancient 486 server rather than a
desktop, and I didn't have the patience to wait 5 hours).

> I suspect this is a dbus/gnome/gdm problem, because when I login as
> single-user and run `startx`, I can load the entire desktop very fast.

Can you log into a text console and run top to see what processes are

Marius Gedminas
Remember the... the... uhh.....
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
URL: <>

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list