Debian :: Systemd Failing To Start System - Recovery Mode Fine

Nov 5, 2015

My previously running debian system recently started failing with systemd failure messages as some services are being started. It never completes. I can log into recovery mode.

I added systemd.log_target=kmsg systemd.log_level=debug into my grub parameters.

After I do that all that I see scrolling down the page on boot are:

systemd-journald[36] /dev/kmsg buffer overrun, some messages lost
and the occasional
systemd[1] Looping too fast Throttling execution a little

Is there a way that I can boot without systemd using sysvinit?

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Ubuntu :: Failsafe Graphics Option In Recovery Mode Boot Fine

Nov 24, 2010

This started a few days ago and I checked back through recently installed packages and nothing looks related. If I boot into ubuntu normally, plymouth looks a mess, but then things boot fine but while the mouse is showing and ubuntu goes about with connecting to networks and so on, but it doesn't register the and input from the mouse or keyboard. It will sleep if you press the power button, but its no more responsive after waking up.

If I boot into recovery mode, and use the failsafe graphics option then everything runs fine. Apart from 3D graphics being pretty slow, which I can kind of understand. I get the same behaviour on all of the last three kernels. I'm running the latest maverick on an HP 6715b. i386 version although the processor is 64 bit compatible. 2Gb RAM.

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Nov 18, 2010

I attempted to install Catalyst 10.11 for my ATI HD 2600XT and the system now only displays lines and a large block of pixels where the mouse would go. CTRL-ALT-F1 kills the system and does not provide a command prompt. This is a single installation, not dual-boot, but there is no Press Esc to access the Grub menu during startup so I cannot choose safe mode. I attempted to get into Recovery mode using the flash drive that I used to install the system and it tells me there is no Recovery kernel (I used the 64-bit Desktop installer, not alternative). Does anyone know an alternative to get into the Grub menu other than ESC during bootup? Alternatively, do I need to download the 64-bit Alternative ISO and create a new boot disk with it so I can access Recovery mode? Is there something else I'm not thinking of?

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Nov 21, 2010

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Mar 16, 2011

I'm new in Ubuntu, and my machine is a HP laptop. I got 2 problems. Currently I'm using 10.04 LTS edition.

1. I plugin my iphone then start my machine, it/ubuntu froze at splash screen. But I can get in recovery mode and boot, then use startx to start the desktop. I wanna know how to start with iphone plugged in, and no need to get into recovery mode.

2. I clicked a setup by mistake. It was a setup for rhythmbox everytime I plugin iphone the rhythmbox shows up. I want to cancel it but I cant find where to set it again.

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Apr 27, 2016

I tried to set up my linux server with a specific script that can control my gameserver (mta). The thing is, I wanted to let this script be forced to start by the systemd, so I created a service called 'mtadef' (btw: same name as the user).

Here is the service script:

Code: Select all[Unit]
Description="MTA: Primary Server"



And here is my shellscript (

Code: Select all#!/bin/sh
if [ $# -ne 1 ]
      screen -S MTA_def /home/mtadef/mta-server64 -screen 0 800x600x16 -ac
      exit 1

[Code] ....

When I try to start the service by the command "systemctl start mtadef" now, I returns me the message:

"Must be connected to a terminal."

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Jan 18, 2010

i am not able to start gnome desktop though most gnome applications work in icewm and xfce4 newly installed. the system config edit button i cannot understand what keys where to edit? how do we reinstall gnome fully? by the way my system is

intel 845 mother board[gigabyte]
LG Studioworks 520Si monitor.
250 80 Gb disks
512mb mem
LG dvd writer

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Nov 16, 2010

After a large update of software I can nolonger open Squeeze. I get past the grub screen however before the gdm starts up the screen goes blank and stays that way. I have only one kernel showing on the grub screen.

I tried in Recovery Mode: Ctrl+Alt +F keys with effect and startx returns a blank screen, this is why I though to try loading another kernel to see if that helps. I'm using a Acer Laptop.

My question is: Is it possible while in Recovery Mode to load/install another kernel os that when I get back to the grub screen I have another kernel to try to boot into?

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Aug 18, 2010

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Oct 14, 2014

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Feb 9, 2010

Whenever I start debian it runs fine until it gets to the DHCP part.It completley stops and spends like three minutes with stuff like

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Sep 22, 2010

I have freshly installed OpenSuse 11.3 and it's ok, but online updates is very slow and keeps failing.

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Nov 7, 2010

I have done a fresh install of the OS and I am having wifi trouble. I am failing in connecting to an access point that Windows works fine with on the same machine. As far as I can tell it is connecting but not getting an IP address via DHCP. when running ifup it says its backgrounding getting an ip address.

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May 17, 2011

I switched from windows to Ubuntu 10.10. But I'm not getting along with it as well as I expected I would Specially cause I'm not getting the best out of it due to limited web connectivity. I used to use a usb WiMax modem back in windows (which is also supposed to be supported by linux as my service provider said) for internet. But I'm having a hard time configuring it on my Ubuntu. The modem works fine but I'm failing to install the drivers [url]. I used my cell as a temporary modem to get help from the web.

I downloaded:-
i2400m firmware 1.5.0
WiMAX Tools 1.4.5
WiMAX Network Service 1.5.2

According to the documentation, I'm supposed to install the linux kernel 2.6.35 which Maverick comes with anyway.

Then comes the part to install the firmware. The command I used was


But unfortunately and annoyingly the result is


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May 6, 2010

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Jun 4, 2011

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May 1, 2010

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Jun 17, 2010

ok so i have been haviung the same problem for a while now and it is starting to **** me off, with every distribution of ubuntu i am getting thuis stupid message when i log in it is ionoly every once i a while that i get it but saince i have upgraded to 220.04 cannot fix it. i could fix it befor pretty easily, the probklem is when i get t o the login screen i get this generic login menu whne i attept to login i get this message somethiung like power management is not installed correctly. like i said b4 it was easy to fix, all i would do is to go to the ubuntu recovery thing, which is apparently not available ion 10.04 it does not evn give me a choice which to boot how do i get to recover mode in ubuntu 10.04?

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Jul 23, 2010

I don't have any connection issues, but Firefox always starts in offline mode. I can uncheck it and everything works fine. If I close and reopen it Firefox switches back to offline mode.

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May 4, 2010

recovering a partial upgrade to Lucid.

4 core Xeon , was running 64 bit 9.10.

Upgrading over the weekend, but it failed, and suggested running dpkg-reconfigure -a

I couldn't launch any terminal/xterm windows, and couldn't login via ssh (kicked me out with xmalloc failure) or through a virtual console (showed garbled characters)

So I had to reboot.

Now the boot process -- I've tried recovery mode for all othe kernels I've got installed, but all fail in the same way:

Begin: Starting AppArmor profiles...
bash: xmalloc: ../bash/locale.c:73: cannot allotate 225469542417 bytes (0 bytes allocated)
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May 22, 2010

I run 9.10 from a live usb with persistece, and got /etc/sudoers awfully messed up. now i'm told to fix in through 'recovery mode', but i don't think live usb has one. is that true? what about my sudoers? is there another way to fix it?

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Jul 19, 2010

Afraid I'm an utter newbie. I'm using 10.04 64 bit. I only noticed this after I tried to install the NVIDIA driver and all my ubuntu os'es blackscreened after restart. Because I couldn't even access recovery mode, I ended up reinstalling ubuntu, overwriting the old root.I thought the problem was due to the driver, but it's even now persisting. I can run the terminal (within X?) but if I try ctl alt <F1-6>, the screen just freezes until I do ctl alt F7. Furthermore, recovery mode still leaves a black screen after the initial loading text. I need it to work before I attempt reinstalling the NVIDIA drivers again, as I don't want to reinstall the OS and all the programs.

Sometimes it feels like I can do stuff in recovery mode, like Ctl Alt Delete or sudo shutdown, but sometimes not. Not sure if this is related, but grub also lists windows vista and windows recovery as the opposite they should be (I thought my windows was completely screwed until I tried windows recovery).

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Mar 31, 2011

I messed up my video drivers and now can't get into recovery mode. Pressing the shift key isn't working. All that happens is the splash screen appears in faded looking colors and then fades to white.

I've got an ASUS N61 laptop with an ATI Radeon 5730 graphics card. I just upgraded to 10.10 from 10.4 and was trying to install the open source video drivers. I must have messed something up and can't get to the terminal now.

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I'm having a huge problem right now and I could use some help deciphering what's wrong.I can't get my system to boot (see signature) and even the recovery mode is buggered. henever I try to boot, all I get is a flashing underscore. This is the same for both the normal and recovery modes Kernels. I've run the boot info script from a live cd and I've attached it to this post.

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And I entered my root password which I need for the command "sudo -i". But it shows incorrect password, why is it so?

Same thing happens with dpkg option also? Why is it so, I dont have any other passwords for my machine?

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Sep 2, 2010

I am trying to run boot up in recovery mode in Lucid Lynx 10.04 on a Dell XPS M170. When it gets to [1107.134155][drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: GPU lockup-switching to software fbcom, it stops and freezes up and will go no further.

What does this mean and is there a fix?

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Mar 8, 2010

This is an urgent problem. I removed my propreitary ati display drivers because I had to update them but I don't know what happened. Now I can't boot. The screen shows the Ubuntu splash screen but then the login screen does not come on. I get a blank screen. Worst of all, I had removed Recovery entries from the grub so I can't boot into recovery mode so easily. It's urgent. I don't want to reinstall with my exams a week away.

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