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  1. #1
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    Boot Fail - Hwclock main process terminated...

    Using Ubuntu 10.04, System working fine up until this morning when I turned my computer on and it failed to boot; instead sending my to a screen saying

    Hwclock main process (340) terminated with status 2...

    To the best of my knowledge I hadn't changed anything prior to this problem arising

    Very Confused???!

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    Re: Boot Fail - Hwclock main process terminated...

    That is very strange... Does it say anything else? Can you still boot into the live-cd?
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    Re: Boot Fail - Hwclock main process terminated...

    Powered back up my pc this morning and this is what appeared to be on screen;

    init: hwclock main process (222) terminated with status 23dc5
    Filesystem check or mount failed
    A maintenenace shell will now be started.
    CONTROL-D will termiante this shell and continue booting after re-typing filesystems. Any further errors will be ignored
    root@mypcname:~#_


    After pressing CONTROL-D it desplays this rather nice looking message;

    init: hwclock main process (261) terminated with status 2
    Mountall start/starting
    Filesystem check or mount failed
    A maintenenace shell will now be started.
    CONTROL-D will termiante this shell and continue booting after re-typing filesystems. Any further errors will be ignored
    root@mypcname:~#_


    Anyhelp? (i'm very confused!)

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    Re: Boot Fail - Hwclock main process terminated...

    Looks to me like it's trying to do a disk check and it's unable to so it's dropping you into a maintenance shell. You might try running fsck manually.
    Code:
    fsck -f /dev/sda1
    You might need to change /dev/sda1 to whatever your root (/) hard disk partition is.
    After running this you should be able to press Ctrl+D (maybe have to hit it a few times) to tell ubuntu to keep booting.
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    Re: Boot Fail - Hwclock main process terminated...

    well, try using mountall start..atleast this should get you up to the login page, you may encounter further errors there..
    Then you might be able to login but the desktop might not load, then you can proceed with the normal troubleshooting..or if you get errors, try logging in with a different environment, maybe xbuntu or any other, not gnome..depending on which flavor you are using..atleast if you have 2 or more environments, I think you be able to login to the desktop..
    My understanding says that this problem happens when you are dual booting with windows, or unknowingly you remove a mount point which was there during last boot..
    Last edited by chakdefatte; September 2nd, 2010 at 12:39 AM.

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