[ubuntu-za] 8.10 freezing on splash screen and non gui mode

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Wed Apr 15 17:07:20 BST 2009

Start the computer in recovery mode or remove the "quiet splash" kernel 
options (you can even change "quiet splash" to "verbose" which will give 
you even more output). You'll be able to see where it gets stuck. My box 
did the same thing quite a while ago and something on the networking 
prevented the computer from booting (can't remember exactly what it was).

> I guess I will have to look at the logs. Damn... time and knowledge is
> what I don't have. Will be travelling for the next 3 days and only have
> a chance to check it out after that.
> not sure if my filesystem needs to be fscked. But I always thought that
> happened on bootup time anyway after a certain number of boots.
> Also have tried the ctrl alt f1 thing which was a good useful trick to
> get to the terminal but with the same results of needing to press
> various keys to get things moving.
> It is just strange that it happened in the last day or two. And I did
> not fiddle with the system save for doing the usual ubuntu updates.

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