I just installed Ubuntu 18.10. After the install, I was able to boot into the desktop, navigate over to Software & Updates, and install the proprietary Nvidia drivers from Additional Drivers. I rebooted after the installation of the drivers, and now it is hanging during the boot.
The few times I've been able to get out of the infinite loading dots and to the terminal output, I've seen this message (and it can go on for hours if left alone):
A start job is running for Hold unt■ishes up( <counter> / no limit)
Which steps should I take next to solve this issue?
EDIT: This edit is to notify readers that I have tried the following:
quiet splashin the kernel boot line options
- Booting into an older kernel (in this case,
14.18.0-10 generic) didn't work.
- Booting into recovery mode and fixing broken packages with dpkg