Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
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An Olive is a Linux pc. It uses a hard disk intensively to do its thing.
My Olives have shown too many times the ever lasting boot-up screen, and there always was some nasty file in the 5th partition that caused the peril.
Then repairing this partition with fsck was enough to let the music flow.
Of course there can be numerous causes for this behaviour, but a recovery would be my last resort.
Since my Olives do the check proactively at every boot, they behave much more reliable.
It takes some guts, opening the unit, getting hold on something of a Linux pc (knoppix comes to mind) or at least a way to do the check, but it is worth the effort.