Bootup freezes at "Starting up..."

Flynn, Steve (L & P - IT) Steve.Flynn at
Wed Apr 8 14:51:08 UTC 2009

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From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Peek
Sent: 08 April 2009 15:24
To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
Subject: Bootup freezes at "Starting up..."

 [    0.013284] Setting APIC routing to flat
[    0.013344] CPU0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 @ 2.50GHz 
stepping...<off screen>
[    0.130848] Booting processor 1 APIC 0x4 ip 0x6000
<And... freeze!>

I am now officially desperate.  Does anyone have any ideas what to do

Have you tried booting by forcing the kernel to just use one of the
processors on the problem machine - this may assist in narrowing down
the real issue. It's been a long time but "NOSMP" rings a bell.

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