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    broken ubuntu hangs at boot "* Starting eCryptfs [fail]"

    When I turn on my computer I can choose from the following.
    Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-16 generic <-- this one hangs
    Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-16 generic (recovery mode)
    Previous Linux Versions <-- I have tried these with the same results
    Memory test (memtest86+)
    Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)


    After selecting the first one on the list some stuff happens before it hangs with a list including "* Starting eCryptfs [fail]" and all the rest that I can still see on my screen are "[ OK ]" or there is nothing on the right side of my screen for them but most of those are just empty lines.

    Recovery Mode.
    I can login when I select "resume" option and it says "Welcome to Ubuntu 11.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.38-16-generic x86_64)" with some other stuff underneath that but it doesn't take me to Ubuntu and instead just waits for me to type something else.
    I have also done the "dpkg" option while following some of the many instructions I have found on the internet before coming here.
    "failsafeX" works for some reason but I have to do it that way every time?

    Online Resources.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installa...86/rescue.html I couldn't follow this one, it makes no sense.
    http://www.howopensource.com/2012/05...4-live-cd-usb/ I followed the first part of this but then gave up when I noticed the eCryptfs failure, I always thought it was timidity that was the culprit behind this problem because it is always at the end of the list when it hangs.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode I tried to follow this but didn't know what to do after step 9.

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    Re: broken ubuntu hangs at boot "* Starting eCryptfs [fail]"

    At the Grub prompt, add nomodeset after kernel... quiet splash. That should fix the problem.
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