recovery mode fsck stalling

Bug #1430312 reported by Galen Thurber
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friendly-recovery (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

happens on many x64 kernels

booting to recovery mode then using fsck
fsck will run on fstab partitions
then stall and not return to the recovery menu

RAM has been tested and passed
hard has been tested and passed (even booted to a live linux and gparted reports no errors)

what happens after fsck that is stalling ?

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Galen Thurber (godfree2) wrote :

still a problem

hard drive is SATA
partition is primary
partition passes all tests from external drive bootups

added "verbose debug" to recovery's kernel line
no information to report

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Galen Thurber (godfree2) wrote :

has been run fsck for over 7 hours, still stalls

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Galen Thurber (godfree2) wrote :

I attempted an update from 12.04.5 to 14.04.2 but the upgrade was corrupted.
Then I did a clean install with Linux Lite2.4
and that similar distro had the same stalling.
I did many rechecks of RAM, gsmartdrive full disk check. No errors.
Then I disconnected my USB hub (located in my floppy bay)
commented out my swap entry in /etc/fstab
and reformatted the swap partition to ext3

My fstab was using ubuntu created UUID entries and all entries were working.

I did more recovery mode fsck checks, they did not stall.
I reconnected my USB hub to differing USB jacks on the motherboard,
all recovery fsck checks worked.

I think it is fair to assume that recovery mode fsck was stalling when checking the swap partition.
do you think this correct?
should recovery mode be checking the swap partition at all?

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Galen Thurber (godfree2) wrote :

also happening on Zorin 9 lite on another machine
3.13 kernel

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Galen Thurber (godfree2) wrote :

fresh install of xubuntu 14.04 LTS
stalling not happening.
if it does I will update report

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Galen Thurber (godfree2) wrote :

stalling is back under kernel 4.4.0-47 -45 -37 under xubuntu16.04 64bit

If I run fsck from recovery mode
it stalls after it does
started load / save RF kill switch status

The drive and partitions are ok when checked from other live boots.

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Galen Thurber (godfree2) wrote :

seems ok now

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