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Marbux 10-29-2006 07:56 PM

Fresh Kubuntu 6.06.1 install hangs during boot sequence
I have freshly installed Kubuntu 6.06.1 but it hangs during rebooting at the following point.

DOSFSCK 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32 LFN
No FSINFO sector
Not automatically creating it.
File size is O bytes, cluster chain length is > 0 bytes.
Truncating file to 0 bytes.
/dev/hdb2: 0 files, 1/1523421 clusters

I have tried running fsck (and dosfsck separately) from Knoppix but they find no problems with hdb2. Here is my fstab file (blank lines added for legibility):

# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1

/dev/hda1 /media/hda1 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1

/dev/hdb2 /media/hdb2 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1

/dev/hdb1 none swap sw 0 0

/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

Any assistance will be deeply appreciated.

nio 10-30-2006 02:34 PM

"No FSINFO sector
Not automatically creating it.

FSINFO must be FileSystem Info, so when it says it misses that sector, well, I have no clue what that means actually, in your case it doesn't look like a filesystem problem though, so that's good.

About the KNOPPIX.IMG, that sounds weird, because knoppix is live-cd, and you are using a installed system.
It also says it is 0 bytes, so my guess is that there is something wrong with your kernel image.
You should boot up from a live cd and check out your /boot directory for a valid kernel image.
If that is not present, then obviously you need to install one. How you can do that I can't tell, well, I can show you some pages that tell you how to build Linux kernels, but I bet there are much easier ways with this distro.
Check if the CD/DVD gives you some restore options on booting.

Marbux 10-31-2006 09:27 AM

Thank you, Nio. I think I have eliminated the kernel issue since I first posted. By setting the first drive to inactive and then installing Kubuntu to the second drive (and locating the swap partition there as well), I now have a working installation. This isn't the way I want to set it up, but it lets me use the machine in the meantime.

I now think I have some issues with the first drive and am working to see if I can salvage some data from it preparatory to wiping it and starting from a clean install. I will report back after I get a bit farther.

Best regards,


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