Non-booting machine and missing user rights on USB drives

chris chevhq at
Mon Jan 11 21:12:58 UTC 2010

Also if there is a problem Ubuntu defaults to a failsafe mode, with a
read only system in place.  this at least allows you to copy data off,
and also triage the problem
Cheers the kiwi

On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 21:05 +0200, Ari Torhamo wrote:
> ma, 2010-01-11 kello 17:35 +0100, Markus Schönhaber kirjoitti:
> Thanks very much for your answer Markus. What you say about user rights
> is interesting, and I'll take a better look at the matter as soon as I
> have the time. I just heard, that installation from the live-CD stops
> almost instantly after it has started in the machine with the boot
> problem. The CD is tested, so the hard drive might be failing after all.
> Windows still boots, but some times hard drives fail gradually.
> I'll come back to tell when I find out what the problem is.
> -Ari-

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