After fresh install and several successful boots, OS will not boot to login screen. It almost seems like it could be a failure to mount partitions correctly because it shows one of the partitions mounting, but then the flashing cursor appears which necessitates a hard shutdown. I hope that describes the issue well enough. Unless someone has a fix, I’ll probably do a fresh install this evening.
Hi, and welcome on forum.
Actually many things might look like that.
Did you try to press
ctrl + alt + F2 to see if its not your DE broken? You shoud see terminal login screen after that.
If it isn’t working, then I’d try to change runlevel to 3 and try to fix problem in terminal if system boots. More info on runlevel:
Anyway, how did that happend? Did you made some changes to /etc/fstab? Maybe some kernel upgrade? What changed since last succesfull boot?
Don’t reinstall your OS, probably you don’t need to, and thats not the linux way of solving problems Try to get deeper in issue and solve it, you will learn something, and maybe even enjoy the process!
Sorry for typos, that bloody smartphone…
Touche. After a few times cycling through the boot cycle, it seeming sorted itself out. The other issue that popped up afterwords was the clock needed to be reset. Found a good answer for that in the Endeavour forum. Thanks for the tips. I agree on the re-install; it was more for if I couldn’t find an answer. I will put it in my notes.