flip-mode wrote:kc77 wrote:flip-mode wrote:Well, turned on my 12.04 box and the system is hosed. No idea why.
What's hosed about it? Grub? Or is the whole partition gone?
The OS boot screen appears - Says "Ubuntu" and has the 4 or 5 pulsing dots underneath - and it just sits at that screen forever. So I guess that's the boot loader or else some OS boot files.
This sounds like some service is having problems starting. If you can get Ubuntu to show you a list of services it's starting, you can boot into single user mode and fix it, or disable the service in the appropriate runlevel folder, in this case probably /etc/rc5.d. There is a README in the rc folder that explains things pretty well.
Forum post on how to boot into single user mode.
Webpage detailing how to disable and enable services.
http://www.aboutlinux.info/2006/04/enab ... ng_01.html