Mint 17.3 mate Recovery dose not seem to be working (Unresolved)

I have been getting warnings when booting my system such as Acc PCI probe failed so I thought I would run the recovery option.

I get as far as the menu but whatever option I chose such as networking it starts fsck. I just left it for 20 mins and nothing happened and there was no disk activity.

I wanted to run a check of the packages in case some are broken but the recovery mode seems to just be doing nothing.

It is not affecting the normal operation of my system.

Any thoughts. Thanks in advance.

Does it do the same if you choose recovery from a previous kernel ?

Try running:

sudo touch /forcefsck

the next time you boot it should run a file system check.

Yes file system check ran and no problems were found.

The same happens with a previous kernel.

Can you post the output from:

inxi -F

userone@Office2 ~ $ inxi -F
System: Host: Office2 Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: MATE 1.12.0 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: Mobo: ASRock model: FM2A75M-DGS
Bios: American Megatrends v: P2.50 date: 05/03/2013
CPU: Dual core AMD A4-5300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 2700 MHz 2: 2300 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610]
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.9hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.96
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
mac: bc:5f:f4:81:1a:ae
Drives: HDD Total Size: 660.1GB (9.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500DM002 size: 500.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD1600AAJB size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 451G used: 52G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 30.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 50C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 207 Uptime: 6:31 Memory: 1914.7/7872.1MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.28
userone@Office2 ~ $

can you explain this a little better please

I get as far as the menu but whatever option I chose such as networking it starts fsck.

I’m not 100% sure I know which menu you mean ?

can you also post the contents of

gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

[EDIT]

Is the “Acc PCI probe” message a new occurance, or has it always done this ?

I have only noticed the ACC probe message in the last few weeks.

I select the recovery option from the main menu (Grub) and wait whilst the operating system is loaded.

I then make a selection from the recovery menu say - networking

Having done this many times in the past I expect to see the lines of code as the system is loaded so I have networking.

But nothing happens.

I am then normally returned to the recovery menu to make my next selection which would be fix broken packages.

What happens is if dose a fsck report nothing is wrong

It then says it is checking files… normal I would see it checking a _ spinning showing some action but even if I leave it for 30 mins nothing has happened.

DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE

It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates

from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header

if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
if [ “${next_entry}” ] ; then
set default=“${next_entry}”
set next_entry=
save_env next_entry
set boot_once=true
else
set default=“0”
fi

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
menuentry_id_option=“–id”
else
menuentry_id_option=“”
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ “${prev_saved_entry}” ]; then
set saved_entry=“${prev_saved_entry}”
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z “${boot_once}” ]; then
saved_entry=“${chosen}”
save_env saved_entry
fi
}
function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n “${have_grubenv}” ]; then if [ -z “${boot_once}” ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
function load_video {
if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
insmod all_video
else
insmod efi_gop
insmod efi_uga
insmod ieee1275_fb
insmod vbe
insmod vga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
font=“/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2”
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
set gfxmode=auto
load_video
insmod gfxterm
set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
set lang=en_GB
insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ “${recordfail}” = 1 ] ; then
set timeout=30
else
if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
set timeout_style=menu
set timeout=10

Fallback normal timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is

unavailable.

else
set timeout=10
fi
fi

END /etc/grub.d/00_header

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme

set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray

END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme

set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray

END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux

function gfxmode {
set gfxpayload=“$1”
if [ “$1” = “keep” ]; then
set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
else
set vt_handoff=
fi
}
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ “$linux_gfx_mode” != “text” ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry ‘Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit, 3.19.0-32-generic (/dev/sda1)’ --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-32-generic root=UUID=91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.19.0-32-generic
}
menuentry ‘Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit, 3.19.0-32-generic (/dev/sda1) – recovery mode’ --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
echo ‘Loading Linux 3.19.0-32-generic …’
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-32-generic root=UUID=91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7 ro recovery nomodeset
echo ‘Loading initial ramdisk …’
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.19.0-32-generic
}
submenu “Previous Linux versions” {
menuentry ‘Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit, 3.16.0-38-generic (/dev/sda1)’ --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-38-generic root=UUID=91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-38-generic
}
menuentry ‘Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit, 3.16.0-38-generic (/dev/sda1) – recovery mode’ --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
echo ‘Loading Linux 3.16.0-38-generic …’
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-38-generic root=UUID=91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7 ro recovery nomodeset
echo ‘Loading initial ramdisk …’
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-38-generic
}
menuentry ‘Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit, 3.13.0-24-generic (/dev/sda1)’ --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
}
menuentry ‘Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit, 3.13.0-24-generic (/dev/sda1) – recovery mode’ --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
echo ‘Loading Linux 3.13.0-24-generic …’
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7 ro recovery nomodeset
echo ‘Loading initial ramdisk …’
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
}
}

END /etc/grub.d/10_linux

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin

END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen

END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+

menuentry ‘Memory test (memtest86+)’ {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
knetbsd /boot/memtest86+.elf
}
menuentry ‘Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)’ {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=‘hd0,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 91e06744-4125-48de-ab9e-e0c0ce5c54f7
fi
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}

END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober

menuentry ‘Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sdb1)’ --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option ‘osprober-chain-AC64D23564D201CE’ {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root=‘hd1,msdos1’
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd1,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd1,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,msdos1 AC64D23564D201CE
else
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root AC64D23564D201CE
fi
parttool ${root} hidden-
chainloader +1
}
set timeout_style=menu
if [ “${timeout}” = 0 ]; then
set timeout=10
fi

END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware

END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom

This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the

menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change

the ‘exec tail’ line above.

END /etc/grub.d/40_custom

BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom

if [ -f ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z “${config_directory}” -a -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi

END /etc/grub.d/41_custom

Have found out that the ACC probe message is to do with hardware that I do not have on my system.

I have updated the Kernel but this has not resolved the issue with the recovery option it just hangs if I select options 2 - 5

So menu items that do work - Resume, Root and System Summary.

Any thoughts on this.