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Re: Laptop locking up at Boot Process

On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Jim <mickeyboa sbcglobal net> wrote:
My Dell Laptop is locking up in the boot process just after;

Starting anacron:             [  OK ]

how can i tell what is locking it up

Can you get a console with ctl-alt-f1? Can you ssh in? Or is it just a dead thing?

Try booting into text mode or single user - hit space bar after bios is done to get into the boot menu (grub?), hit tab to edit the boot params, put a 3 at the end of the kernel line. (Or something like that - I am going from memory. s or S might boot to single user?) If you can get that far, you can try to start up various things and see what won't.

Or do interactive boot, I never do so I don't remember how to get it started. There is probably a hint spalshed on the screen at the critical time ' hit something to enter interactive boot'. ???

anacron is about the last thing to start up (this is from fc9, hoping fc10 similar):

ls -1 /etc/rc5.d

Does X get started, or act like it is trying to start?


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