When I boot my system I can select my operating system from grub, the boot process begins, and then it hangs, I let it sit for 10-20 minutes and nothing, there have been times when I let it sit for an hour or more and it finally booted. It's become extremely frustrating, initially(less than a month ago) it booted in less than 45 seconds.
I installled bootchart
it showed a lot of iowait but I don't know why
it only chowed my boot process lasting 70 seconds which wasn't accurate
I am not sure what to do at this point, I can't reliably access the operating system to attempt to troubleshoot it. I would really appreciate some suggestions if you have them.