[NBLUG/talk] Power failure left me in a bad state
cheetahmorph at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 20:03:13 PST 2011
First thing I would do here would be to run fsck. Very likely, your
issue is harddrive corruption.
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Roger House <rhouse at sonic.net> wrote:
> I had a power failure a short while ago, abruptly shutting down both my old
> machine (running Ubuntu 9.04) and my
> new machine (running 10.04). Now, my old machine reboots okay (so far), but
> my new machine does not. Things
> seem to proceed as normal until the purple screen with "ubuntu" in the
> middle comes up. There are 5 white dots
> which each turn red in turn. Then, nothing. The purple screen with
> "ubuntu" and 5 red dots just sits there.
> It seems that for the most part Ubuntu is running on the new machine because
> I can do the following:
> 1. ssh into the new machine from the old one.
> 2. On the new machine type "rseiub" while pressing Alt-SysRq. This
> allows me to select a
> "recovery mode" boot of Ubuntu, which allows me to login on the
> command line.
> The problem is this: Once I'm logged into the new machine, I have no idea
> what to look for to find out why it seems
> to be stuck at the splash screen.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated
> Roger House
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