Trou­bleshoot­ing ad­vice

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The boot process of a mod­ern op­er­at­ing sys­tem is cer­tainly com­plex, even if the spe­cific de­tails are nor­mally hidden out of sight from you. It’s also well tested and most of the time it works just as it should. Of course, “most of the time” usu­ally ap­plies to other peo­ple, so what can you do when things go wrong for you?

The first step is to dis­able any splash screen so you can see what is going on. If a par­tic­u­lar service is fail­ing, then you can try boot­ing into run­level 1, sin­gle user mode, and then dis­abling that service.

The up­shot of this ap­proach is that you may end up with a slightly crip­pled ma­chine, but you’ll be able to work with it to fix any prob­lems. If you have set up static net­work ad­dress­ing, check your set­tings care­fully, or switch to DHCP tem­po­rar­ily.

Don’t go changing things at ran­dom in the hope of fix­ing the prob­lem, only to find out that the rea­son your In­ter­net con­nec­tion no longer works is that some work­men have cut through the lines in the street out­side!

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