System Update froze - UbuntuMATE 16-04

Sarunas Burdulis sarunas at
Tue Jun 19 19:11:02 UTC 2018

On 2018-06-19 15:04, Bret Busby wrote:
> Now, I do not know how many hours this
> update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-127-generic
> step is supposed to take, but I think something is wrong there.

It may take a while, depending on a system. I have seen it take up to 20
min. on some very low RAM cloud instances (even then there are
informative messages given), but you seem to have plenty of RAM.

I don't know what's the root of the problem in your case. You may have
to investigate, whether the process is actually doing something (disk
activity, resource usage), attache to it via strace -p <processID>, etc.

Sarunas Burdulis
Systems Administrator, Dartmouth Mathematics

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