Very slow boot time after hard drive problems.
I'm running Kubuntu Fiesty Fawn, and recently have had some problems with a hard drive. While I was out of town on business my wife wasn't able to boot the system; it hung for a long time and then came up with an unrecoverable error pointing to the drive I've been having problems with. I used knoppix to comment the offending hard drive out in fstab, so now my system will boot again. However, it still hangs for about a minute early in the boot up process. I don't recall the system taking this long to boot before, so I think there might be another error I'm not seeing. Unfortunately Kubuntu doesn't show me any messages when this is happening (the progress bar just stops moving). Is there a way to force Kubuntu into text mode during boot up like other distros (f2, etc), or if not can someone point me to the log file this information would be stored in?