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When restarting or shutting down Ubuntu 12.10 the clean (graphic screen) process is interrupted by the following messages:

* Deactivating swap ... [ OK ]
* mount: /run/lock: not mounted [ fail ]
* mount: /run/shm : not mounted
* mount: / is busy
* Will now restart

How can I get rid of these messages?

The system is upgraded from 11.10 and 12.04, and 12.10 was reinstalled on top due to then unclear nvidia issues using a USB flash disk -- not sure if UEFI/BIOS mode has something to do with that.

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