View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lucid AMD 64 install on USB HDD needs reboot frequently

November 30th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Hi all,

I am using Ubuntu lucid. It is installed on external USB HDD and I boot into it.

Besides other issues, the most significant one is as follows..

I boot in and start working. Everything goes on fine. As soon as I move the HDD, change its position, etc, all icons tuns into a red cross. Data can't be saved, filesystem can't be accessed and basically no action can be taken.

I have to do a hard reboot to this.

This is a fresh install done around 1-2 months back. It had been working fine since past few weeks. And now this issue of taking a reboot has become very very frequent. Today itself, I had to hard reboot around 15 times throughout the day.

A related issue is also that when the screen is locked and screensaver is runing, and / or I am at the login screen after using 'Lock Screen' option, suddenly the whole screen will turn black as soon as I activate the screen and enter the password.

After this, I have to take hard reboot only.

If anyone has suggestions, pointers on these, request you to share with me.

Many Thanks