Mint -6 Cannot Log on

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Mint -6 Cannot Log on

Postby alexham on Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:26 am

Hi,

I have recently installed Linux Mint - 6 and I am having problems logging on. The last 2 lines on the splash screen read:
knit: trying to resume from /dev/disk/by-uuid/ff90e3b2-2a36-40a0-ad56-0229322e990c
no resume image doing normal boot....

And the the cursor remains flashing on a black screen and nothing further happens.

If I go into Revovery Log on and use DPKG to repair broken packages I can then go into normal log on and all is well, but it soon happens again.

I am running AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4000 +2.11GHz
Graphics Card = NVidia GeForce 6100 nForce 430
Sound = NVidia HDA

Many thanks,

Alex
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Re: Mint -6 Cannot Log on

Postby viking777 on Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:43 am

Well I can tell you how I deal with it - but it may not suit you, you decide.

With a root text editor go to /boot/grub/menu.lst. First make a backup copy of it and then see if in any of the boot stanzas in there have a line looking like:

resume=UUID=1bf61ac4-43b6xxxxxx

If they do then delete them and save the file (don't delete anything else or you will compound the problem not fix it).

The reason this works for me is that I never use hibernate or suspend, if you want to do so then this is probably not a good idea. In that case you might like to see if it is the correct UUID so you would run

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sudo vol_id /dev/sda7


Assuming sda7 was your swap partition.

If it doesn't match the one in menu.lst then change it.
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Re: Mint -6 Cannot Log on

Postby alexham on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:15 pm

viking777 wrote:With a root text editor go to /boot/grub/menu.lst. First make a backup copy of it and then see if in any of the boot stanzas in there have a line looking like:

resume=UUID=1bf61ac4-43b6xxxxxx

If they do then delete them and save the file (don't delete anything else or you will compound the problem not fix it).

The reason this works for me is that I never use hibernate or suspend, if you want to do so then this is probably not a good idea. In that case you might like to see if it is the correct UUID so you would run

Code: Select all
sudo vol_id /dev/sda7


Assuming sda7 was your swap partition.

If it doesn't match the one in menu.lst then change it.


Thank you Viking. I have done as you advised, but there is no line anywhere in menu.lst that contains resume=UUID=1bf61ac4-43b6xxxxxx

Here is what I got with volume ID and a copy of my menu.lst.

alex-desktop ~ # cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup
alex-desktop ~ # gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
alex-desktop ~ # vol_id /dev/sda7
ID_FS_USAGE=filesystem
ID_FS_TYPE=ext2
ID_FS_VERSION=1.0
ID_FS_UUID=a9bf4216-09fb-479a-9a0b-9342e7714520
ID_FS_UUID_ENC=a9bf4216-09fb-479a-9a0b-9342e7714520
ID_FS_LABEL=
ID_FS_LABEL_ENC=
ID_FS_LABEL_SAFE=


## ## End Default Options ##



title Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic

root (hd0,6)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda7 ro quiet splash noapic

initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

quiet



title Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)

root (hd0,6)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda7 ro single

initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic



title Linux Mint 6, kernel Last successful boot

root (hd0,6)

kernel /boot/last-good-boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 ro quiet splash last-good-boot

quiet



title Linux Mint 6, memtest86+

root (hd0,6)

kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin

quiet



### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

The uuid file shown in vol_id is not anywhere in menu.lst.
Where do I put it?

Thanks,

Alex
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Re: Mint -6 Cannot Log on

Postby viking777 on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:42 pm

Don't put it anywhere Alex - I was obviously just on the wrong track. Some distros have the 'resume=' line in menu.lst' but it looks like Mint doesn't (mine doesn't either, but as I said I don't use hibernate or suspend).

Also you copied my command line entry verbatim (it was only meant as an example) /dev/sda7 is not your swap file since swap files do not have ext2 filesystems.

Anyway as I say, I was on the wrong track so just ignore me :)

Sorry I couldn't help.
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Re: Mint -6 Cannot Log on

Postby alexham on Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:26 pm

Thank you just the same, Viking. It is working OK at the moment.

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