View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Server is slow to boot

January 29th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Hi there

After grub kicks-off, nothing much happens for a couple of minutes (I see a blank screen with a blinking cursor).

There is a brief flash of a 'no such drive' error just after grub starts and before the screen clears.

How can I tell what's taking so long? I thought it might be fsck, but I set the appropriate flags to zero in fstab, and the boot was still slow.

Any tips gratefully received.



January 30th, 2010, 10:16 AM
there's some good info in here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275

near the bottom there's a section of bugs and known workarounds, sounds like you might have the "hangs at boot" one.

i also believe if you hold shift, you'll be able to select the "safe mode" kernel (I forget what it's actually called, should be the second selection) and it should give you a verbose boot.