Kernel boot problems or is my hard drive failing ?

Peter Langfelder peter.langfelder at
Fri Jun 25 01:53:25 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at> wrote:
> Update
> 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 ?

Unless the BIOS memory test is exhaustive rather than quick, run
memtest. However, it could also be a motherboard problem or problem
with seating of the internal boards in the machine.


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