I am presently attempting to fix a broken (I think) Ubuntu 16.04 install on a VirtualBox install and it is hanging with the following message:
A start job is running for Create Volatile Files and Directories ( Xmin Ys / no limit)
I think I'm missing the broad picture here and am unsure where to start...
What is a "start job"? What is linux doing when the above message is emitted, and how do I find that out? Which processes and programs are at work? What should I read to get the high level picture here?
Note here is a collection of things that I have tried/am trying: