Few modules are inserted during the startup of the kernel.
systemd-modules-load: Inserted module 'lp'$ systemd-modules-load: Inserted module 'ppdev'$ systemd-modules-load: Inserted module 'parport_pc'$ systemd-modules-load: Inserted module 'coretemp'$
I would like to additionally include the ahci module. How is it possible? This is because I want to test why my hard disk is not being recognised and hence the boot process hangs, unfortunately without an error. This is my related problem -
Edit ( was too long for a comment ) The distribution in question is Ubuntu Mate 16.04 ( 64 bit ). However, I tried with Knoppix with no luck.
I only see the the above four modules in the boot log messages. And then few more messages and then the message about freeing SMP alternatives and then it hangs.
In a working boot environment, just after freeing SMP alternative message, I see that the hard disk is recognised. After further digging in internet, I found out that loading the ahci driver in the initramfs might solve the problem.
In all of this, strangely, the process runs fine during the installation of the distribution. Only at the time of rebooting, the distribution hangs.
According to Wikipedia -
Installers for Linux distributions typically run entirely from an initramfs, as they must be able to host the installer interface and supporting tools before any persistent storage has been set up.
Maybe thats the reason that the installation works, but the reboot fails? Would be great, if someone can give some hints, what I should do next.