ubuntu hang on start up

Gilles Gravier gilles at gravier.org
Wed Jan 21 16:58:28 UTC 2009


Christian Pfarher wrote:
> Hello, I need some help with Ubuntu 8.10 with kernel 2.6.27-9 generic.
> When it's start the boot process, it hangs. If I hold some key, the
> process continue normally. I don't know which is the problem. I post
> the output of the boot process.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> boot from (hd0,2) ext3 df3ed3do-611c-4355-bfcb-ccd43d9f8e08
> Starting up ...
> [       0.004000] Aperture beyond 4GB. Ignoring.
> Loading, please wait
> ...                                                              
> <here hangs>
> 19+0 records
> in                                                                         
> <I press a key and a process continue partially. If I hold some for 5
> seconds proximately,
> 19+0 records out                                                      
>                    the process continue normally with the charge of
> ubuntu>
> kinit:
> name_to_dev_t(/dev/disk/by-uuid/19896a59-879c-4f9e-bb81-bec185e5e5e26c)=dev(8,4)
> kinit: trying to resume form
> /dev/disk/by-uuid/19896a59-879c-4f9e-bb81-bec185e5e26c
> kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot...
> * Reading files needed to boot...        [ O K ]
> * Setting preliminary keymap...          [ O K ]
At this point, you're not even looking at using SWAP (response to
Brian). So that's not an issue. And... Ubuntu works fine WITHOUT SWAP as
well (as configured on my EeePC - 2GB RAM, no SWAP).

Looks like it's loading something... which isn't starting properly.

I would look at your BIOS settings and maybe try a few variations. Try
loading "failsafe" settings in BIOS... and then "optimized"... then
customize a bit.

Also, you might want to tinker with the ACPI settings in the Ubuntu boot
(press "e" when the GRUB menu appears)... and disable ACPI (things like
"noacpi" come to mind) and APIC.


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