merlwiz79 wrote:Just installed all updates minus the newer kernel and restricted modules.
It still boots with my Kingston thumbdrive connected.
This might be specific to your hardware, but I will test the kernel.
Just tested with the new kernel and now have all updates installed.
My system still boots with my Kingston thumbdrive plugged in.
Seems it must be specific to your hardware.
I certainly agree that this problem must be specific to my hardware but here are two more interesting facts:
1. The Mint FB Live CD boots perfectly with any flash stick installed. Watching the boot, I see screen output stop just after flash device detection (exactly where the installed boot fails), but the CD continues to be read. The boot process continues normally after 20-30 seconds. No errors reported.
2. I rebooted my install with the key inserted and just waited. The boot "halted" per the usual. After 4-5 minutes, an error was reported and Mint dropped to the initramfs prompt. Here's the text:
"Check root = bootarg cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules cat /dev
ALERT! /dev/sda2 does not exist. Dropping to a shell."
/dev/sda2 contains my Mint FB install ("/"). Could the boot process be mistaking the flash stick for the hard drive?
This Hardy bug looks like it could be just what we're seeing here (with other hardware): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy ... bug/244363