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okay, so i took the plunge and decided to install ubuntu. The install goes great, so when i start to reboot into ubunto for the first time, it sarts to boot up, then it hangs on
*Checking file systems
fsck 1.40-wip

and it just sits there...my ram activity lights are lit up to full, and the keyboard is still responsive, but it just sits there any way to fix this issue?
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post #2 of 13
That happened to me, I just reinstalle it and the problem went away. Not really a big deal reinstalling ubuntu next to windows. Ug I hate installing windows takes a good hour and a half and ubuntu took me maybe 20 minutes
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Be sure to run your system at stock when installing a new OS as sometimes overclocking can cause problems.
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post #4 of 13
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i dropped my OC down to 2.7 during the partitioning stage..hahah
could it be because the swap partition is larger than 4096MB?
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post #5 of 13
There's no need for that size swap. 2GB max IMO
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post #6 of 13
Why... why.... :twitching/drooling:

2048 Max!!!
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post #7 of 13
isn't it recommended that swap be twice as big as your amount of ram?
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post #8 of 13
No. If you've got 512MB then yes. If you've got 1024MB then yes. If you've got 2048MB physical ram... well you don't need another 4096MB of swap space when 2048MB works just as well and saves space. You won't gain anything by having a 4096MB swap.
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post #9 of 13
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i just had a random 5GB fat32 partition doing nothing, so i changed it to linux swap...XD..i havent reinstalled ubuntu yet tho...no time. tonight tho!
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post #10 of 13
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okay, i reinstalled with 2048MB of swap... still no go! i really want to try out linux..
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