System Update froze - UbuntuMATE 16-04

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 17:41:20 UTC 2018


On 22/06/2018, Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> On 2018-06-21 13:23, Bret Busby wrote:
>> On 22/06/2018, Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>>> On 2018-06-21 11:46, Bret Busby wrote:
>>> ...
>>>>> I can post a copy of an excerpt (possibly, tail) of the file syslog,
>>>>> if that helps.
>>>> "
>>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# tail -30 /var/log/syslog
>>>> Jun 21 23:23:08 bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE kernel: [1718469.945845]
>>>> sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_OK
>>>> driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
>>>> Jun 21 23:23:08 bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE kernel: [1718469.945852]
>>>> sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Sense Key : Hardware Error [current]
>>> ...
>>>
>>> If you're not sure, whether its your external USB drive, you may check
>>> with `dmesg` and see how it is initialized. I can't suggest a good grep
>>> pattern, but you should look for lines where 'sdb' first appears and
>>> then several lines above there might be usb-storage, usbcore messages,
>>> similar to this:
>>>
>>> [69237.176353] usb 1-13: new high-speed USB device number 4 using
>>> xhci_hcd
>>> [69237.425014] usb 1-13: New USB device found, idVendor=174c,
>>> idProduct=5136
>>> [69237.425017] usb 1-13: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3,
>>> SerialNumber=1
>>> [69237.425019] usb 1-13: Product: AS2105
>>> [69237.425020] usb 1-13: Manufacturer: ASMedia
>>> [69237.425022] usb 1-13: SerialNumber: 00000000000000000000
>>> [69237.449081] usb-storage 1-13:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
>>> [69237.449367] scsi host9: usb-storage 1-13:1.0
>>> [69237.449495] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
>>> [69237.451105] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
>>> [69238.461612] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ASMT     2105
>>> 0    PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
>>> [69238.461934] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
>>> [69238.470229] sd 9:0:0:0: [sda] Spinning up disk...
>>> [
>>>
>>
>>
>> Response from dmesg ends with
>>
>> "
>> [1724770.326664] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 FAILED Result:
>> hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
>> [1724770.326671] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Sense Key : Hardware Error
>> [current]
>> [1724770.326678] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Add. Sense: Internal target
>> failure
>> [1724770.326685] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 09 de 44
>> d8 00 00 f0 00
>
> Yes, we know sdb is broken and is holding up all disk IO, including
> sync, then initramfs.
>
> If you know that sdb is your external USB drive, then you can pull it
> from the USB port and the system may recover. If you're not sure what
> sdb is, you can search dmesg messages for clues. For example
>
> dmesg | grep -A8 usb
>
> might show new USB device being initialized and then turned into sdb.
>
> If instead sdb is your internal harddisk, then there probably is no
> sense continuing with the upgrade. You may boot from live media and try
> to salvage any data from it, if needed.
>
>
> --
> Sarunas Burdulis
> Systems Administrator, Dartmouth Mathematics
> math.dartmouth.edu/~sarunas
>
>


"
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# dmesg | grep -AB usb
grep: B: invalid context length argument
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# dmesg | grep -A8 usb
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# dmesg | grep usb
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret#
"

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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