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    Loading and Boot problems

    1st start up: OS loaded up slowly and was sluggish when it finished. Used the power button to shut it off.

    2nd start up: OS didn't load at all, stayed at the blinking line and I couldn't do ANYTHING because no matter what key combo I did, it would make weird characters.

    3rd start up: Currently running memtest.

    This is the first time EVER that it's done this.

    Intel Core i5-2430 CPU @ 2.40GHz and 8099 MB of RAM, so, I SHOULDN'T be having these problems. =/
    Last edited by throese; March 27th, 2013 at 12:21 AM.
    It takes more than one look over to comprehend and understand what you're doing. It takes time, practice, and a lot of patience to memorize problems and solutions to keep that information in your brain. Keep moving forward and don't look back.

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    Re: Loading and Boot problems

    You may have video issues.
    Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot mega thread - MAFoElffen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743535
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    But forcing shutdown may have damaged file system. Always remember the elephants.

    Never force shutdown your laptop. Use Alt+SysRq R-E-I-S-U-B instead. (For newer laptops they don't bother adding the SysRq print to the key, but it's the same as the PrtScr key)

    Holding down Alt and SysRq (which is the Print Screen key) while slowly typing REISUB
    R-E-I-S-U-B to force shutdown
    A good way to remember it is.
    Raising Skinny Elephants Is Utterly Boring ...or
    Reboot System Even If Ultimately Broken ...LOL.
    http://kember.net/articles/reisub-th...linux-restart/
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...4#post12543274
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Loading and Boot problems

    I'll keep that REISUB method in mind, but my laptop is fixed now, since I did the memtest thing. Do you know what the command is to make the system do a system check?
    It takes more than one look over to comprehend and understand what you're doing. It takes time, practice, and a lot of patience to memorize problems and solutions to keep that information in your brain. Keep moving forward and don't look back.

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    Re: Loading and Boot problems

    throese; Hi

    Glad you are up and running
    To do a fs check on the next re-boot.
    Code:
    sudo touch /forcefsck
    sudo shutdown -r now
    no subbing for experience !


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    Re: Loading and Boot problems

    Bashing-om command sets system to run the same fsck that it typically runs every 40 or 60 reboots. It depends on the last parameter in fstab on what it runs.

    A full e2fsck can be run from a liveCD also.

    #From liveCD so everything is unmounted,swap off if necessary, change example shown with partition sdb1 to your partition(s)
    #e2fsck is used to check the ext2/ext3/ext4 family of file systems. -p trys fixes where response not required
    sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sdb1
    #if errors: -y auto answers yes for fixes needing response see man e2fsck
    sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sdb1
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Loading and Boot problems

    Thanks a lot everyone. It works fine now. =)
    It takes more than one look over to comprehend and understand what you're doing. It takes time, practice, and a lot of patience to memorize problems and solutions to keep that information in your brain. Keep moving forward and don't look back.

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    Re: Loading and Boot problems

    throese;

    All is good. Please exercise your consideration and mark this thread as "solved" :
    interim method:
    Go to the first post in your thread. Click on "Edit Post". Now click on the orange "Go Advanced" button. In the advanced editor change the prefix to "SOLVED". Now click on the orange "Save Changes" button.
    Problem still ? -> graphical instruction:==>https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

    ain't ubuntu wonderful

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