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I am trying to install Linux Mint.  At the end of the installation I clicked on "Reboot" and I got this message:

[ 1666.864640] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, device number 2
[ 3192.161271] systemd-shutdow: 35 output lines suppressed due to ratelimiting
[ 3192.172791] systemd-shutdown[1]: Syncing filesystems and block devices.
[ 3192.173041] systemd-shutdown[1]: Sending SIGTERM to remaining processes...
[ 3192.174882] systemd-journald[868]: Received SIGTERM from PID 1 (systemd-shutdow).
[ 3192.216168] systemd-shutdown[1]: Sending SIGKILL to remaining processes...
[ 3192.220175] systemd-shutdown[1]: Unmounting file systems.
[ 3192.221997] systemd-shutdown[1]: Failed to wait for process: Protocol error
[ 3192.242215] systemd-shutdown[1]: Failed to wait for process: Protocol error
[ 3192.243486] systemd-shutdown[1]: Failed to wait for process: Protocol error
[ 3192.243571] systemd-shutdown[1]: Not all filesystems unmounted, 3 left.
[ 3192.243627] systemd-shutdown[1]: Deactivating swaps.
[ 3192.243732] systemd-shutdown[1]: All swaps deactivated.
[ 3192.252711] kvm: exiting hardware virtualization
[ 3192.601310] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronizing SCSI cache
[ 3192.602660] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Synchronizing SCSI cache

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It has been hung at this point for two hours.  Do you have any ideas to solve this problem?

  • Can you explain the "problem"? Is it hung at this point? For how long, minutes, hours, days? – 0xSheepdog May 31 at 18:25
  • For 2 hours ... :/ – Peter May 31 at 19:09
  • Hmmmm. You might have a hardware issue on one of the drives. Just a shot in the dark but... Consider using something like www.system-rescue-cd.org or another Live OS that will boot from CD/USB, and has tools to check the drive for failures, errors, bad sectors, etc. – 0xSheepdog May 31 at 21:39

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