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    Question Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Hi all,

    I've just installed 10.04 as a dual boot with Windows 7. I did a clean install removing my old 9.10 install.

    I really like all the changes I've seen so far and everything seems to work smoothly except when the HD is being used a lot everything freezes and then un-freezes again and again until the file operation has stopped.

    The problem really only comes up with heavy operations like moving large files (I moved a 10gb vdi from my Windows partition to Ubuntu) and when backintime does it's daily backup. Sometimes I can continue using it then it'll freeze I wait.. can use it again for a bit then it will freeze again.

    Any ideas on this? I've never had problems with transferring large files on the Windows 7 install so I don't think there's a hardware problem. I can't seem to find anything I've been searching for two days now. I did find something about a problem with backintime/ext4 partitions but the solution hasn't helped.

    I would really appreciate any help as I prefer working on Ubuntu but it's a bit difficult at the moment..

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    Angry Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Same thing here, i use windows 7 and install 10.04 after used 9.10 same issues ubuntu freezes when move large files or download packages from the net.

    I hope somebody could answer

    Regards

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Same here it is very annoying (I dont care for grub2 also)

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Hi everybody,

    I too am new to Ubuntu.
    I did a fresh install of Lucid Lynx on an old Sony Vaio laptop after replacing its hard drive.
    It went fine and instaled properly.
    However, when updating the system, it tends to freeze, forcing me to a hard reboot, while installing new packages. Generaly it does that after working properly for five minutes.
    I suspected a hardware problem so i replaced the hard drive. That improved matters and now the system only freezes after about fifteen minutes. But it still freezes though!
    The laptop has a P4 processor (1.6Ghz) and 512 Mb of RAM so it is normaly within the minimum required to install Ubuntu 10.04.
    I would really like to fix this in order to use this new OS fully.
    Does anybody have any idea or tips to do so?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    Rgds,

    Sallah Adim from Altaïr

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Same case here. When i'm using ubuntu it freezes when updating the system.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Please go through this link. It is helpful.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...t=lucid+freeze
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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    i dont know whether it is related to hard drive.
    my ubuntu just freezes, not even a mouse move. i am having to restart it. this is when we go into the GNOME mode. this does not happen in the failsafe mode...
    im aware working in failsafe mode is not advisable.

    please help

    thanks
    raja

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    Thumbs up Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Hi, my Ubuntu 10.04 also freezes, but during periods of inactivity, I'm not sure after how long, sometimes 2h, sometimes not. The screen is dark, it doesn't react to ctrl+alt+del or the Num key... only a hard reboot does it. The same machine worked well with 9.10. I don't know yet were to look at to troubleshoot, any hint would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Guillaume
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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by My_web View Post
    Hi all,

    I've just installed 10.04 as a dual boot with Windows 7. I did a clean install removing my old 9.10 install.

    I really like all the changes I've seen so far and everything seems to work smoothly except when the HD is being used a lot everything freezes and then un-freezes again and again until the file operation has stopped.

    The problem really only comes up with heavy operations like moving large files (I moved a 10gb vdi from my Windows partition to Ubuntu) and when backintime does it's daily backup. Sometimes I can continue using it then it'll freeze I wait.. can use it again for a bit then it will freeze again.

    Any ideas on this? I've never had problems with transferring large files on the Windows 7 install so I don't think there's a hardware problem. I can't seem to find anything I've been searching for two days now. I did find something about a problem with backintime/ext4 partitions but the solution hasn't helped.

    I would really appreciate any help as I prefer working on Ubuntu but it's a bit difficult at the moment..
    HELP! Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Freezing and hanging for several seconds when I click on a page, file, etc., both on-line and off-line.
    Running Nvidia graphics card on a Dell M6400 Precision Workstation. This is driving me crazy! What to do? Would be deeply grateful for help. bigjeff1002@yahoo.com.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 freezes / locks up when using hard drive

    ubuntu freezing & hanging

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjeff1002 View Post
    help! ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) freezing and hanging for several seconds when i click on a page, file, etc., both on-line and off-line.
    Running nvidia graphics card on a dell m6400 precision workstation. This is driving me crazy! What to do? Would be deeply grateful for any help and welcome responses directly to my email. . bigjeff1002@yahoo.com.

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