Kernel boot problems or is my hard drive failing ?
linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 14:11:51 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 18:53 -0700, Peter Langfelder wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> 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.
I ran memtest for 8 hours +. No errors. Interestingly, the memtest CD
boots instantly, every time. This looks like a kernel issue.
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