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Old 08-02-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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Boot failure - ubuntu mounting root filesystem freeze


Ok so I am on the phone to a client,
He has the following problem; on booting his Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake he gets the following,
Code:
Loading essential drivers          OK
Mounting root file system...
And that is as far as it goes. it just hangs there even on cdrom live cd and install cd boots for Ubuntu 6.06.
I have no Idea what is happening or why it is not booting I have been dealing with this guy and teaching him Linux for the last year and we haven't come across that problem before.

I have been using Linux full time for over 3 years and I have done my fair bit of buggering about and I have never come across this problem myself. Due to the amount of buggering about and modifications(including compiling my own kernel several times) etc I like to consider my self a fairly advanced Linux user and until know I had not come across a problem that I could not solve even via phone to another user.
I have absolutely no Idea what is wrong with it I have faint memories of such an error in my earlier days of Linux usage although that will have been nearly 6 years ago back when I still had a dual boot system and I have no recollection of how it was solved and so any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks
Tim
 
Old 08-03-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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he hasn't got a usb drive plugged in has he?
 
Old 08-04-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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no an even then he has been useing one at boot in the past
 
Old 08-04-2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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Tell them to come up off the "recovery mode" option - it's single user, but without the glitzy splash screen so he will at least see all the messages.

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Old 08-05-2007, 07:05 AM   #5
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i will do, thanks
 
Old 08-17-2007, 11:39 AM   #6
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I am having the same exact problem. I feel like it must be a hardware problem as i was able to use the same disk to install ubuntu on another computer without a problem. I also ran the memory tester for the hell of it and it came back with no errors. here are the system specs....

gigabyte 965P-DS3 motherboard
3.0 ghz p4 HT processor
1024 mb ram
Samsung cd/dvdrw burner
sound blaster live 24 bit sound card
RADEON X300 Series pci x16 video card
western digital 80 gig SATA hard drive


although i am fairly good with computers in generally i am a complete novice when it comes to linux so dont be afraid to point out the obvious.

thanks
 
Old 08-19-2007, 10:27 PM   #7
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solution:
my friends computer is now not accepting any boot media, it is hardware and now it is that I remember what happened the first time this happened it was a motherboard problem.
I will have to build him a new system. Only this time I shall put a nicer os on it. I never really liked Ubuntu nor did I like Kubuntu I think I shall standardize and put Fox Linux on his also. Ah standardization the key to success.
lol hope this helps anyone else with same problem
 
  


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