rebecca232a wrote:... and then the progress bar stops just after it's started to show - and nothing happens. I've left for quite a while... and there's nothing going on - it's just hung.
rebecca232a wrote:Pleased to meet you!
Glad I'm not the only one with problem - although I'm sorry we're both being cheated out of a pleasant linux experience!
T J Tulley wrote:Hi rebecca232a and Jiminid:
If you look at my 2 mails [Celena Installed! currently near the top in the Newbies' forum, you may be interested. Not quite your experiences, but I think relevant.
I'm still waiting for a guru - they usually are pretty quick for Newbies. and very helpful.
rebecca232a wrote:The initial screen comes up after Grub has started the operating system... and then the progress bar stops just after it's started to show - and nothing happens. I've left for quite a while... and there's nothing going on - it's just hung.
rebecca232a wrote:Here's a thought...
Mint 3.1 fails to boot when it's installed on the hard disk... but it runs fine as a live disk.
If this is a kernel problem... haw in hell can it be? The kernel is working fine from the LiveCD - and having no trouble with the chipset. It can't be a kernel problem of anything else to do with the PC's hardware as it all comes alive from the LiveCD!
I knew there was something screwy about this - just didn't realise what until today!
If there's a guru with a good explanation of how the same kernel can work from a LiveCD and not from an HDD install......... let me know...... As Mr. Spock said... 'Fascinating!'
Can you remove "quite splash" and see where it stops booting please?
Sorry, makes no sense to me either.
Google "Loading essential drivers... ok
Running /scripts/init-premount... ok
Mounting root file system...
Running /scripts/local-top ok
Waiting for root file system... "
Comes up with:
"Boot hangs with "Waiting for root file system" since kernel 2.6.20-14"
One person fixed it ,
"For some reason I never thought to try adding noapic to the boot parameters"
Baffled - Nick
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