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

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Mon Aug 30 23:55:56 EDT 2010


Honestly, I think you would be better off with 64-bit Ubuntu on that
system.  I use it on all my desktop and laptop systems and Flash in
10.04 just works.

Using a 32-bit Ubuntu kernel is a real step back into the 20th century
because it is 386 code - not even 686.  You are giving up SSE and
many/most of the significant architectural advances in your 930 CPU.

Have you checked the md5sum on your install media?

I find the Nvidia driver only works properly if you uninstall nouveau.
See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia#Common%
20Issues

Does the system boot with nouveau, leaving out the NVIDIA proprietary
driver?  Could be a conflict between these two.

 

On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 22:53 -0400, Darryl O'Neill wrote:
> I will see if the reply works.
> 
> The live CD seems to work whenever I try it.
>  From what I have seen 64 but does not do flash so you can't do some 
> things on the web.  I am sure it is coming.
> 32-bit PAE kernel gets me the full 6GB and I don't have processes the 
> need more than 4GB so I am good.
> 
> I have booted into memtest and everything has run through.
> 
> Once it boots it runs fine.  Problem is it only boots 25% of the time.  
> Then power off and try again. and again.
> 
> Darryl
> 
> Lori Paniak wrote:
> > Why 32-bit on a hot-rod like that?  Can he try 64-bit?
> >
> > Does a live cd work?
> >
> > Maybe he has a bad stick of RAM?  Have him run memtest.  I've seen
> > Windows machines happily boot with bad memory only to do nefarious
> > things later like silently corrupt files.
> >
> > On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 21:37 -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> >   
> >> This is posted on behalf of a friend who is trying to post to the
> >> list, 
> >> but having problems. Paul is looking into why this is happening, 
> >> but meanwhile, Darryl is frustrated and about to ditch Ubuntu for
> >> Windows.
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Clean install of Ubunutu 10.4 - 32 bit general at first then upgrade
> >> pae kernel.
> >> Both have the same problem.
> >>
> >> When I boot most of the time I get a black screen.
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> It either works or freezes just after allocating memory pages.
> >>
> >> Trying to log the boot sequence.  Haven't had much luck.  There is
> >> bootlog info 
> >> in /var/log/syslog but I never seem to see the info from when it
> >> failed, only when 
> >> it succeeds.
> >>
> >> Changed /etc/default/bootlogd BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=No to Yes
> >> Supposed to log to /var/log/boot but nothing there
> >>
> >> Any Ideas.  The only thing working reliably right now is Windows 7.
> >>
> >> Rebooting several times it eventually works.
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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