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Thread: Ubuntu 8.04 unable to boot

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Apeldoorn, NL
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Ubuntu 8.04 unable to boot

    For testing purposes, I have an Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit system installed on a (virtual) RAID-0 array.

    Today I got a strange error message at boot:

    Could not start the X
    server (your graphical environment)
    due to some internal error.
    Please contact your system administrator
    or check your syslog to diagnose.
    In the meantime this display will be
    disabled. Please restart GDM when
    the problem is corrected.


    Pressing the OK button didn't do anything.

    After that I resetted the machine, the progress bar got to one third, showing this message below it:

    Routine check of drives: /dev/md0...
    Press ESC to skip

    Then it crashes and the computer reboots.

    I wonder if anybody has experienced something similar on real or virtual machines, or has any idea what could have caused this. It could be a bug with serious consequences in a normal user environment.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 unable to boot

    I have the same problem with "Routine check of drives". In my case, checking of /dev/hda5 gets to about 9%, then the computer reboots.
    This is Hardy Beta. I guess it is finding an error on the drive, but not repairing it. I have to choose ESC to skip every time I boot up.

    EDIT: In my case, this is not a virtual installation... Starting a new post in Hardy Development

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    New Zealand
    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 unable to boot

    I'm having this same problem under Hardy. It's been happening since soon after install but I've only just got around to looking for an answer...
    "I own your very SOUL, bow down before me!" -- Linus Torvalds
    (NB this quote is way out of context..)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Unhappy Re: Ubuntu 8.04 unable to boot

    I'm havin a problem where I'm able to boot and see the kubuntu blue logo then it just shows a black screen and I need to press the post button to reboot my pc.
    I'm currently running a dual boot with vista at the other partition.. Does anyone have any idea what's happening?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 unable to boot

    Hardy Heron 8.04 Gnome
    My problem:
    routine check of drives: /dev/sda9 (this is my "/" partition)

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    # /dev/sda9
    UUID=dfa36768-70cd-4733-9d6e-39c227edbefb /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # /dev/sda7
    UUID=23c3680c-1a07-4c3e-b7a0-41648210b7ab /boot           ext3    relatime        0       2
    # /dev/sda8
    UUID=ad83b467-beea-4af5-a45d-4898316c71e5 none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    /dev/scd1       /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    /dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    # /dev/sda5
    UUID=2C66-0A18       /media/PRACA     vfat     rw,users,utf8,umask=0000 0 0
    now I have fat partition in my fstab, but the problem appeared before I added this part
    # /dev/sda5
    UUID=2C66-0A18       /media/PRACA     vfat     rw,users,utf8,umask=0000 0 0
    /dev/sda9 / ext3 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 0
    proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    /sys /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755 0 0
    varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
    udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    devshm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    lrm /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile tmpfs rw 0 0
    /dev/sda7 /boot ext3 rw,relatime 0 0
    /dev/sda5 /media/PRACA vfat rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,utf8,umask=0000 0 0
    securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/kononowicz/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=kononowicz 0 0
    /dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=kononowicz 0 0
    different problems with booting i.e.:
    can't finish checking
    can't start GDM
    after boot problems with X no gnome interface etc.
    Last edited by huczek; May 27th, 2008 at 07:17 AM.


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