Ubuntu – Start job is running for hold until boot process finishes up 18.04


I just installed ubuntu-desktop 18.04 on a new machine (no OS was previously installed). When I restart after installation completes the boot process gets stuck with

Started hold until boot finishes up.

Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 or F1 does not do anything.

When I go into the recovery screen, the keyboard does not respond…
Any ideas how to deal with these issues?

Best Answer

Had the same problem because the disks were full, I had to free up space If you think this might be the issue you can select the advanced boot in GRUB menu and use the terminal option to remove some of the files then restart and try login again.

To use the terminal option, in grub select advanced boot, then select recovery mode, and in the recovery menu select root.

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