View Full Version : [ubuntu] ubuntu server 9.10 fails to start ureadahead-other status 4

April 13th, 2010, 04:10 PM

My ubuntu server was working normally but it suddenly failed to start, stopping after the following message:
init: ureadahead-other main process (587) terminated with status 4
after this message, the system halts and does not finish the start up processes.

If I start the server in recovery mode, I get:
init: ureadahead-other main process (587) terminated with status 4
[ 21.892940] ACPI: I/O resource w83627hf [0x295-0x296] conflicts with ACPI region HWMI [0x295-0x296]
the system also halts and does not start.
Right now, I can not use the server at all. Any idea how to fix it?.


April 13th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Try turning off acpi.


On the line that starts with "linux" add "acpi=off" to the end.

April 14th, 2010, 05:52 PM
I added acpi=off noapic nolapic. I get the same error and it is not able to start. According to this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1434502 ureadahead-other does not interfere in the boot process. Any idea how to check what is going on?. During boot, process halts when reaches init steps. I do not know how to provide further info.