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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04 System "Stops" When booting into Recovery Mode

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    Ubuntu 12.04 System "Stops" When booting into Recovery Mode

    I have a bit of a problem, and help would be greatly appreciated!
    When I try to boot into recovery mode, the system will pause where it says "Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done." and it will be paused there indefinitely.

    If I press alt+F7, it will take me to the command prompt and the system will apparently be functioning fine (I sort of figured that out from doing some keyboard mashing).

    Following is some set-up information:
    1) I am using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition
    2) I have remove "friendly-recovery" so that I dont have to select "root" when I chose to boot into recovery mode
    3) I have modified the /etc/default/grub file a little bit (since there are multiple OS on the hard drive):
    GRUB_DEFAULT=saved
    GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true
    #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=false
    4) I have done all the auto-updates through the update manager

    Other than that, its basically a fresh install...

    Any thoughts on why this issue might be happening?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 System "Stops" When booting into Recovery Mode

    Anyone able to help?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 System "Stops" When booting into Recovery Mode

    ?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 System "Stops" When booting into Recovery Mode

    This I think is the cause of your problem:

    I have remove "friendly-recovery"
    We we boot normally the boot manager sees this in the boot script

    ro quiet splash
    When we select recovery mode the boot manager see this

    ro recovery
    But your have removed the utility that is supposed to load with the recovery instruction.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 System "Stops" When booting into Recovery Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    This I think is the cause of your problem:



    We we boot normally the boot manager sees this in the boot script



    When we select recovery mode the boot manager see this



    But your have removed the utility that is supposed to load with the recovery instruction.

    Regards.
    I dont think that can be the problem, because on some systems this will work fine, while on others there is still a problem... it seems to be intermittent.
    the entry for recovery mode still shows "ro single nomodeset"

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 System "Stops" When booting into Recovery Mode

    how can I check exactly what is happening when the shell is hanging up as it is...?

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