On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM, John Stoffel <john(a)stoffel.org> wrote:
> Andy> I've got a version of Ubuntu 13.10 in my Virtualbox OSE virtual
> Andy> computer. It hangs very early in the boot. GRUB runs and the
> Andy> boot starts.
> I've moved to Linux Mint myself, but it's based on Ubuntu and I've
> noticed that my main desktop, which NFS mounts home dirs and other
> stuff, takes *forever* to actually boot not. There's something in the
> setup which hangs for five minutes or so (not sure, I just walk away
> right now cause I rarely reboot the box...) before it continues.
> Have you just let the boot sit there to see if it ever finishes? I've
> been meaning to turn on verbose debugging to try and figure out what's
> going on too, but it's a low priority.
I find that fstab is also often a problem. If it's waiting for /dev/sdb1
to show up, or a specific UUID. Maybe comment out anything not required
for boot. Also, if you're at the console, comment out your whole
/etc/network/interfaces and see if that helps. Ubuntu often waits on block
devices and network, so it could be either of those.