12.04 Boot hangs on Check Battery State

Asked by Vikas Bhatia on 2012-05-17

I have scanned thru all the posts on this issue. But I have not been able to get a resolution. Has anyone applied a clean fix to this issue? I had 11.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad T60 and upgraded to 12.04 last night. The boot process freezes on "Checking battery state" message. I have tried startx , backing up the .conf file, nomodeset etc.. options and nothing seems to working. My video driver is 128MB ATI Mobility RADEON X1400. Any ideas on how to fix this? Also if I want to move back to 11.10, how can that be done, without doing another clean install and loosing my data?

Thank you,

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What changed to cause the issue?

If you want to go back to Oneiric you will need to reinstall. Personally I suggest you first try a clean install of Precise rather than upgrading from Oneiric.

Vikas Bhatia (bh-vikas) said : #2

Thanks for replying back on my post.

Nothing changed to cause the issue. Just a straight upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04.

Do you have any resolution steps to fix this issue for the 128MB ATI Mobility RADEON X1400 video driver?

My only concern with a clean install of Precise is that it will wipe out my data. With the current state of the laptop, can't access X Windows and any of the drives, except the CD drive.

If your data is important to you, you will have made backups....

Vikas Bhatia (bh-vikas) said : #4

Well, isn't life full of mistakes.. and we all do make some every now and then????

Indeed. Its part of growing up

George Mayfield (conundrum-42) said : #6

I'm in the same situation.

Is there a way to use terminal commands to copy files from "documents" and "Desktop" to an external drive? It seems like it's just the video driver that's screwing everything up and keeping me from enjoying ubuntu.

Vikas Bhatia (bh-vikas) said : #7

This is what I was able to do for my documents that I needed to be backed up.

- From the "Check Battery State" message screen, pressed ALT+F4 to go to the terminal prompt to log as my id.
- Copied the documents that I needed to be backed up to a folder on Desktop (under $HOME/Desktop)
- typed in startx to open the X session.
- From the X session on the desktop, selected the document that I needed to be backed, right-click, to send the document via email.
- It opens the default browser (in my case it was firefox). When the gmail page opened I was able to select (attach) all the documents that I needed to be backed up, and did a send to my account.
- There were many documents so had to repeat the above multiple times.

Hope this helps.

I re-installed (clean installation) 8.10 from CD and then upgraded to 9.04.


George Mayfield (conundrum-42) said : #8

I actually figured out how to move them from the various places on the PC to an external drive. After hooking the external drive to my laptop to verify, I made a boot disc and formatted/installed 12.04. I lost internet bookmarks, but I figure if it's important enough, I'll remember the sites. I actually like the fresh feeling of having a new install.

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