thesecitylights wrote:Just read your post you linked to, I will do as you suggested and see where the boot disc is hanging and report back
Ok, so after pressing the ESC key while the booting screen comes up and I get the following:
"(Process:320): Glib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)
stdin: error 0"
then the "stdin: error 0" error comes up like a hundred times or so and then I get this:
"dpkg -query: failed to open package in to file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' for reading: input/output error
usage: chpasswd (options)"
Then there are two options which I didnt write down. But one was something like --help or whatever.
However there is no way to actually type any text in. Then there are a whole load of other messages but the above is the first message of that batch. Then the disc stops spinning and reading and then nothing.
I always get this error myself:
I have the same issue on a Toshiba Portege M100 (Centrino). It happens when i try to install any *buntu flavour of the 10.04 variety. I've tried ubuntu, lubuntu, peppermint, mint 9 rc, all exactly the same. CDs are all fine, checked md5sum and tried on other machines. 9.10 is always ok, but when i try to upgrade online it reboots at the end and i get the same error.
Would love some advice, don't want to be stuck with 9.10 forever.
For me, it happens after the bootsplash screen, so for example it starts the boot from cd, the distro name pops up, works for a bit, then the message comes up. Without fail.