View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu hangs after 2.6.31-17-generic update

January 9th, 2010, 07:07 AM
Hello all. I did an update recently and it won't continue booting past a certain point - which I think is rather strange, the last message I can manage to see is:

* Starting init crypto dicks...

No. That's not a typo. I couldn't believe my own eyes - I took a picture:

I can guarantee you this is not a joke. I suspect my video card is aging on me as I get a 'London Pound" symbol on my CLI terminal sometimes.

Anyway, that's not the real issue for me. I cannot start into 2.6.31-17, but I can start into 2.6.31-16 - is anyone else having this problem?

Edit: Restarting doesn't give me the crypto dicks thing but I still get another common error:

init: ureadahead-other main process (###) terminated with status 4


February 14th, 2010, 06:45 AM
I have the same problem at the moment. Were you able to solve it?

February 14th, 2010, 09:04 AM
I have the same problem at the moment. Were you able to solve it?

Unfortunately, not. However, doing a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10 solved all issues I had encountered. :\ Kinda crappy that I was only able to solve with a complete reinstall - oh well :)

February 14th, 2010, 01:30 PM
Actually it turned out that the ureadahead warning was harmless but more important was an error coming from the network interfaces. I had a syntax error in /etc/network/interfaces which prevented the system from booting. The bug is described here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ifupdown/+bug/512253

February 14th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Here is also a solution that might fix the ureadahead problem: