[kwlug-disc] My Ubuntu 10.4 will only start about 1 out of 4 times

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Mon Aug 30 21:22:42 EDT 2010


On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 09:37:43PM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> 
> Specifically, he would like to know if he can log the boot sequence
> to see where it gets stuck.
> 
> Message follows ...
> 
> I bought new PC - Asus P6T SE with an intel i7-930, 6BG mem.

I looked online at this board and I guess it does not come in with
built-in video (which is where a lot of the Ubuntu Intel problems
are). What is the video card?

The symptoms sound very familiar, but I keep running into bugs
documented here: 

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Bugs/Lucidi8xxFreezes

I find that switching to VESA mode (Workaround B) sometimes helps. If
it does then you know something is up with the video. 

> I changed boot options to add nomodeset and removed the splash and quiet
> options from the grub menu.
> Some forums suggested the nomodeset.  Now I see where it freezes.

I wrote this in a personal mail to Darryl, but I find that adding 

init=/sbin/init -v

produces lots of debugging information and (more importantly?) turns
off Plymouth. I got that tip here: 

http://staff.adams.edu/~cdmiller/posts/Ubuntu-Lucid-server-disable-plymouth/

I am guessing that none of these tips will help Darryl, since Khalid
reposted his query to the list. But they may come in handy for others
wrestling with Ubuntu's stupid boot sequence decisions. 

- Paul

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