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SOLVED - Boot process stops & holds

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SOLVED - Boot process stops & holds

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Post by OBJuan » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:13 pm

OBJuan here.
I am very new to MX, having just started using Ubuntu Mate about a year ago. While browsing thru Linux distros I came across the Jewel of Linux known as MX. I've been using MX for about 6 weeks now and was surprised by the sudden stalling of the boot process. I get a black screen with the 2 line message "enter root password for maintenance" and "Press Contrl D to continue"
Pressing Cntrl D several times causes the distro to boot up. All other keyboard or mouse input is ignored, so can't enter password.
Any idea what happened ? Or what maintenance is needed ?

Running a Dell Optiplex 7010 -- Intel core i5-3570 -- 12 GB PC# 12800 ram -- 120 GB ssd by Kingston

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Re: Boot process stops & holds

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Post by fehlix » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:46 pm

OBJuan wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:13 pm
OBJuan here.
I am very new to MX, having just started using Ubuntu Mate about a year ago. While browsing thru Linux distros I came across the Jewel of Linux known as MX. I've been using MX for about 6 weeks now and was surprised by the sudden stalling of the boot process. I get a black screen with the 2 line message "enter root password for maintenance" and "Press Contrl D to continue"
Pressing Cntrl D several times causes the distro to boot up. All other keyboard or mouse input is ignored, so can't enter password.
Any idea what happened ? Or what maintenance is needed ?

Running a Dell Optiplex 7010 -- Intel core i5-3570 -- 12 GB PC# 12800 ram -- 120 GB ssd by Kingston
That's might be a Grub build in feature, which triggers a "maintenance" option after a failed boot. (recordfail)
I think if you just type the root password at that prompt, you would not see any thing, and press enter,
you will be at the console prompt. Now to boot further type

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telinit 5
This record-fail flag should now have been re-set by grub. If not we might need to do it manually
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Re: Boot process stops & holds

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Post by OBJuan » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:08 pm

OBJuan here.
Thanks for your quick reply !
Followed your instructions, I think. On my screen after "to boot further type" there is a line "CODE: SELECT ALL". I'm assuming this is not to be typed.
I did type "telinit 5" and the system performed some stuff & rebooted. But, ended up with same maintenance option.
You mentioned a manual procedure ?

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Post by fehlix » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:22 am

OBJuan wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:08 pm
OBJuan here.
Thanks for your quick reply !
Followed your instructions, I think. On my screen after "to boot further type" there is a line "CODE: SELECT ALL". I'm assuming this is not to be typed.
I did type "telinit 5" and the system performed some stuff & rebooted. But, ended up with same maintenance option.
You mentioned a manual procedure ?
not sure about the "CODE:SELECT ALL" line.
After the line "(or press Control-D to continue):"
maintenance_recordfail.png
you just type the root password and press enter.
Now on the console prompt you can re-pair or do other stuff.
Or you can boot further in the X-GUI by entering "telinit 5".
This shall not reboot but just proceed remaining steps
of the boot process until it gives you the log-in screen.
The reason for the recordfail is unclear. And probably not yet fixed,
as you are re-booting instead of going to login.
So I guess further investigations are need.
Perhaps boot from LiveUSB and provide "Quick System Information"
Also good idea to do filesystem check, e.g. from with Gparted. :puppy:
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Post by OBJuan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:50 am

OBJuan here
Thank you again for your reply.
I assume the "quick system information" you mention is found by going to "System" and then to "System Profiler & Benchmark". Or is there a command line method you would recommend ?
Please excuse my obvious novice status.

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Post by fehlix » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:01 pm

OBJuan wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:50 am
I assume the "quick system information" ..
Within Whisker-menu, that's the default menu in the lower left corner, type "quick" into the search field
or open MX Tools to find "Quick System Info"
After run: The shown content is already copied to the clipboard, so just paste into a new post here.
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Post by OBJuan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 pm

OBJuan
Wow ! I really feel dumb.
Ran the "quick System Info" as you said. The console informed me that the contents were copied to the clipboard, but I don't know how to view the clipboard contents so I can copy to a post to you. I see the little paperclip in the panel. When I click on the paperclip it shows the first few characters that are in the report. How to copy & paste ?

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Post by fehlix » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:00 pm

OBJuan wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 pm
OBJuan
Wow ! I really feel dumb.
Don't. You paste by pressing "Ctrl+v" or right-click and select paste ...
... copy: mark to select/highlight: Ctrl+c or right-click and select copy
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Post by OBJuan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:08 pm

OBJuan here
All stop. Figured out the copy bit. I guess MX does not show everything on the screen.
here's the Sys Info

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System:    Host: mxHenry Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum Feb 9  2019 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7010 v: 01 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0YXT71 v: A01 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A21 date: 12/21/2015 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 charge: Normal 
           status: Discharging 
           Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K330 charge: Full 
           status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-3570 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Ivy Bridge 
           rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 27138 
           Speed: 2210 MHz min/max: 1600/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1597 2: 1596 3: 1597 
           4: 1597 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Turks PRO [Radeon HD 7570] vendor: Dell driver: radeon v: kernel 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.19.0-1-amd64 LLVM 7.0.0) 
           v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Device-2: AMD Turks HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500/6600 / 6700M Series] vendor: Dell 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
           port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: mt7601u bus ID: 1-1.2:3 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 24.71 GiB (22.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37120G size: 111.79 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 96.00 GiB used: 24.71 GiB (25.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 32 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb https://mirror.vcu.edu/pub/gnu_linux/mxlinux/antix/stretch/ stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb https://mirror.vcu.edu/pub/gnu_linux/mxlinux/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
Info:      Processes: 200 Uptime: 3m Memory: 11.69 GiB used: 642.2 MiB (5.4%) Init: SysVinit 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33 
Than you for your patience !

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Re: Boot process stops & holds

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Post by fehlix » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:41 pm

OBJuan wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:08 pm
OBJuan here
All stop. Figured out the copy bit. I guess MX does not show everything on the screen.
here's the Sys Info
Depends on you terminal screen size and the chosen font, you can always scroll up, e.g. using the mouse wheel.
OK, now you have show the Quick System Info, thanks.
As it seems the running and installed MX Linux is working again, right? So any open issue ?
Have you made a files system check, just in case from a running LiveUSB.
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