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Old 10-29-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
Marbux
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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.
/KNOPPIX.IMG
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.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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"No FSINFO sector
Not automatically creating it.
/KNOPPIX.IMG"

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.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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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,

Marbux
 
  


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