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Old 12-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Kubuntu Boot troubleshooting

My first post on this forum... Been funbling with ubuntu for about a month now and slowly starting to really like it. But I ran into a snag.

Yesterday I turned it on, booted Kubuntu and it freezes during boot at swap: Waiting for UUID=xxx. One step before that, it says fsck unable to detect wmid devices... not sure if that is the cause or not.

So I boot into 2.6.31-14 (same partition) and it ran perfectly.

After some more fiddling, I decide to uninstall and reinstall which synaptics decided to install .16 instead.

After rebooting BOTH KERNELS fail with the same problem described above.

I tried to boot either kernel in rescue mode but all I get is snowy white boxes. I thought rescue mode is no graphics...

Out of desperation, during boot up I mashed atl, ctl and F1 and F2 and ctrl C and esc and somehow after beating on the keys like a rabid money, it booted up and worked.

I suspect when I reboot it will be broke again... how do I begin to troubleshoot? Do I need to just reinstall?

It's ok if I do, I made several partitions and have Ubuntu running in another partition as well as puppy in another one and XP... now how many newbs quadruple boot? LMAO!
Old 12-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Kelly!

Which version of Ubuntu?

maybe a re-install is best

What other distros you tryin?
Old 12-05-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Yes. 9.10 UNR.

I have been goofing with Unbuntu, Kubuntu, Knoppix, BT3 and Puppy.

I don't mind a reinstall, this particular partition has been buggy starting with the sound wigging out.

BTW, I made progress... turns out the swap partition isn't mounting during boot. But if I break the mounting process, it boots in. I can then type swapon /dev/sda7 and it mounts perfectly.

So during boot it can't mount the swap using the uuid but I can mount the swap manually.

How do I fix that? Do I delete the partition and rebuild it as swap?
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One more thing, my other distros can use this swap just fine. Only this one can't mount it during boot.
Old 12-05-2009, 07:31 PM   #5
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Checked the UUID in blkid and discovered the UUID in fstab was totally wrong. Changed it in fstab and all is well. Not sure how it got changed though....


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