Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Something got terrebly wrong

I upgraded my server to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Everything looked fine during the upgrade and it booted smoothly, but I could not log in and it did not answer on ssh.
It looked like it did not start any services. I booted in single user mode and there I could start the services like bind and ssh. After some testing I noticed that some of the early services blocked or locks the later ones.

I assume it is either acpi or dbus that is the bad guy. I also assume that the root cause of the problem is that I am using a VIA mini-itx board with a VIA-processor. For now, I have booted in single user mod and started all necessary services and will dig in to the problem some other day.

1 comment:

Hans Persson said...

This Gutsy-machine crashed on me a couple of hours ago. I left it and came back to a black screen (which is how my screen saver looks). The difference was that I couldn't get to to react to anything short of the power switch...