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Oct 11, 2010

I did normal net upgrade after the official release of 10.10 yesterday evening. On reboot I get a frozen system with a blank screen. Checking via safemode, I find it is stuck when 'checking battery state' but this is a desktop machine! Apt update, uninstalling ubuntu-desktop, reinstalling ubuntu-desktop, etc.

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May 1, 2011

I upgraded to 11.04 yesterday but when I try to run it now it freezes on checking battery state. I've did some looking in the forums and found this post. [URL] Which in turn pointed me to this page. [URL] I have an ATI Radeon 5450 so I went through the steps for Need to fully remove -fglrx and reinstall -ati from scratch

Now, when I try to start up the screen just goes blank as if I've turned the computer off. I can run the system in limited graphics mode (or whatever it's called) so I have the ability to do some troubleshooting there, but I'm a Windows convert and am pretty hazy as far as Ubuntu troubleshooting goes

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May 6, 2010

I have a Wubi installation, and the upgrade to 10.04 froze. I didn't note down the point at which it froze.

When I tried to reboot, I got the grub screen, and when selecting Ubuntu I get lots of text messages scrolling by, but it freezes at battery check.

The machine boots fine into Vista.

Rather than spend a lot of time trying to figure out what went wrong in the upgrade, my inclination is to delete the Wubi installation from within Windows, and then do a fresh install of 10.04 under Wubi. Is this feasible/sensible?

There are a handful of files I would like to salvage from the prior installation, however. Could I do that with a Live CD since the prior installation was under Wubi?

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May 1, 2010

Just installed 9.10 followed by a 10.04 upgrade (wouldn't work as a 10.04 clean install). The install and upgrade all seemed to go well.

But now when booting I get a message saying "checking battery state" and then it boots no further. This is a laptop without a battery installed, running permanently from the mains through the charger.

How can I disable this check so that the laptop will still boot without a battery fitted?

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May 6, 2010

So much for an LTS release being stable. I try to boot from a LiveCD and it hangs on "Checking battery state..." I searched the forum for a solution but didn't really find anything. This is an old desktop machine with Intel onboard graphics -- nothing too fancy and nothing it should have a problem with. Yet it's not working.

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Apr 14, 2011

I am having a hard time installing Edubuntu 10.10 on a Toshiba L30

System specifications:
Toshiba L30-140
Intel Celeron M CPU 410 1,46 GHz
ATI Radeon XPress 200M Series
Bootable with CD/DVD only

While installing Edubuntu, I encounter two problems:

Can not mount...

I will reach to the screen to select to install Edubuntu and it will even show the green leds. I push F1 to get more detailed messages. After 2 minutes or so I will have this error message:


This error appears randomly. Out of ten attempts to boot, 6 times I will get this error message. 4 times I will get to...

Checking battery state ... [OK]

This will advance up to "Checking battery state... [OK]" which will freeze there with no DVD or HDD-Activity visible.

I encountered very many threads on the "checking battery state" issue, but they seemed obsolete to me, since most of them referred to Ibex. Also this is the Edubuntu LiveCD, it has not yet been installed on the HDD.

Nonetheless, for the Checking Battery State problem I have tried solutions for Ibex such as "acpi=force pci=noacpi" and "acpi=off". But it wouldn't work. Some people also suggested changing the graphic configurations, this is ATI however, not Nvidia and the BIOS does not offer the option to change it.

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Jul 12, 2010

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BUG HISTORY: Googling on this problem reveals that it has been around since at least Ubuntu 8.10.

I'll be working away and all of a sudden the entire desktop blows off the screen and is replaced with a console stuck in a loop. The last message I always see in the console is "Checking battery state", then the endless looping begins.

The only way out is CTRL+ALT+SYSRQ+K (kills Xserver, I think) followed by CTRL+ALT+SYSRQ+B (reboots system).

NOTE: If I attempt to restart Xserver, Ubuntu goes into an endless console loop with the same "Checking battery state" message. Does that help anyone figure out what's going on?

I have tried to remove any laptop program that manages power and they uninstall ubuntu-desktop. What gives with Ubuntu's GNOME being dependent on laptop utilities? I'm running a desktop and have no need of laptop utilities.

I have gone to the extreme of starting Ubuntu in Recovery Mode, dropping to a root shell with networking, then removing GNOME and Xserver completely and re-installing them both. The problem STILL occurs.

I have used the following commands to accomplish this:

This problem has made Ubuntu extremely unreliable, as it can crash at any time and DOES... MANY TIMES in a day!

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Jan 14, 2016

I'm getting weird behaviour while setting up an mdadm RAID1 array on debian 8.2.

After I set-up the array, lsblk shows:

Code: Select allsimon@debian-server:~$ lsblk
NAME                          MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sda                             8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk
`-sda1                          8:1    0 931.5G  0 part
  `-md0                         9:0    0 931.4G  0 raid1
sdb                             8:16   0 931.5G  0 disk

[Code] ....

After a reboot, lsblk shows:

Code: Select allsimon@debian-server:~$ lsblk
NAME                          MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sda                             8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk
`-sda1                          8:1    0 931.5G  0 part
  `-md0                         9:0    0 931.4G  0 raid1
    |-md0p1                   259:0    0 811.6G  0 md

[Code] ...

I don't know where the md0p1 and md0p2 partitions are coming from. My /etc/fstab and /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf both have nothing about this in them.

parted shows one partition on md0:

Code: Select allsimon@debian-server:~$ sudo parted /dev/md0 print
Model: Linux Software RAID Array (md)
Disk /dev/md0: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:
Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  1000GB  1000GB  ntfs

Where the md0p1 and md0p2 partitions are coming from?

I'm setting up the array by doing as follows:

Delete existing device (I've done this a few times):

Code: Select allsudo mdadm --stop /dev/md0
sudo mdadm --remove /dev/md0

Zero drives:

Code: Select allsudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=1024
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=1024

Create partition tables:

Code: Select allsudo parted /dev/sda mklabel gpt
sudo parted /dev/sdb mklabel gpt

Create full-disk partitions:
Code: Select allsudo parted -a optimal /dev/sda mkpart primary '0%' '100%'
sudo parted -a optimal /dev/sdb mkpart primary '0%' '100%'

Set raid flag on partitions:

Code: Select allsudo parted /dev/sda set 1 raid on
sudo parted /dev/sdb set 1 raid on

Create RAID array:

Code: Select allsudo mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sd[ab]1

Add filesystem (I'm using NTFS, but the problem also happens with ext4)

Code: Select allsudo mkfs.ntfs -f /dev/md0

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May 27, 2011

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