View Full Version : [ubuntu] Boot stuck after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.10

April 25th, 2017, 04:21 AM
I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.10. Once updated, the restart is kind of stuck and not moving forward after the "Ubuntu" screen.
I clicked Ctrl + Alt + F3 to view the progress and it seems to be stuck in "Started Cleanup of Temporary Directories."
Please find the details below from the screen:

Starting Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service...
[ OK] Started Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service.
[ OK] Started Samba SMB Daemon.
[ OK] Started Samba NMB Daemon.
[ OK] Created slice User Slice of gdm.
Starting User Manager for UID 127...
[ OK] Started Session c1 of user gdm.
[ OK] Started Daily apt activities.
[ OK] Started Run Click system-level hooks.
[ OK] Started LSB: Apache2 web server.
[ OK] Started MySQL Community Server.
[ OK] Started User Manager for UID 127.
Starting Cleanup of Temporary Directories...
[ OK] Started Cleanup of Temporary Directories.

Please help to resolve this issue and identify what the issue could be.


April 25th, 2017, 07:19 AM
For starters upgrading LTS version to non LTS one is a major problem. Why did you do it?

This is basic recipe for many conflicts. And problems occurring in this are..well..

I would suggest going back to 16.04 LTS, if you've your files backed up, do fresh install.

April 25th, 2017, 05:30 PM
+1 LastDino

16.10 will come to its end of life in about two months, it would have been worth sticking with 16.04.2 LTS you still have a few more years

April 26th, 2017, 08:14 PM
Thanks for your response, LastDino , Rob. I agree to your points that I should not have updated from LTS version to non LTS version.
I now have no backup from 16.04 so have to stick around with this version and update to future versions.

To resolve the issue that I have been facing: boot getting stuck, I did the following:

typed the following command from terminal:

sudo dpkg -reconfigure lightdm

select 'lightdm' instead of 'gdm' in the popup dialog box.
Now restart the system. It should restart with no issues.

16.04 LTS was really stable and gave a feel good factor than the future versions (16.10, 17.04)

Hope this suggestion helps other users as well.


April 26th, 2017, 08:38 PM
Thanks for sharing your solution with us

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