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Old 03-30-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Freeze on boot after updating Ubuntu distribution, how to troubleshoot


So I've decided to switch to Linux full-time yesterday, and of course something had to happen. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 freshly, and it ran great. Then I ran a batch of updates that Ubuntu had for me, and now Ubuntu won't boot. I tried going to Recovery Mode so I can see verbose boot, but it's been stopping at various points, lately on where it says that it's finding new USB devices.

I have no idea where to even start to troubleshoot. Some of the times I could get Ubuntu to offer me to get a shell prompt, or whatever it's called, but now it doesn't even boot to that in Recovery Mode.

What can I do at this point? Thanks!!

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:29 PM   #2
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Ok, people, I found a solution to this. IF you are updating a LOT of updates (in my case it was something like 320) then you must wait for a long time after you restart the computer. It looks like it just does nothing after you restart but it just takes a long, long time to update, and eventually the desktop boots up. Hope this helps someone else.


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