Kernel boot problems or is my hard drive failing ?

Linuxguy123 linuxguy123 at
Fri Jun 25 00:53:52 UTC 2010


I cloned the original 160 GB hard drive onto a new 160 GB SSD.  The
booting problem is even worse now.   It used to take 2-6 tries to get my
laptop to boot.  Now it takes about 10.

The SMART tests from the original 160 GB drive all came back fine.  So
did all the fscks.

I've run the bios memory check and it comes back fine too.

The boot problem also occurred when I booted the ubuntu 10.4 live CD.

Any ideas ?


On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 12:14 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> If I power down my laptop via the usual KStart->Shutdown means, it can
> take up to 4 restart attempts before it fully boots. 
> It has no problem launching grub and the kernel selection screen.  That
> it does reliably every time.   After that, there are issues.  
> Twice I will get a back screen with a flashing cursor.  Then I will get
> an ehci -19 error.  Then it will boot properly. 
> My fscks are fine.  I had a block error once, about two weeks ago, but
> that was with an older F12 kernel after completely crashing during a
> resume from suspend to RAM.  
> Is anyone else experiencing a problem booting ?   Does this sound like a
> kernel problem or is my hard drive failing ? 
> Thanks
> $ uname -a
> Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Mon Dec 21
> 06:04:56 UTC 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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