I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and now it keep loading and never boots.

sometimes the login page appears and after entering the correct password the page simply splashes and nothing happens. I'm also not able to go on a guest session.

Any tips?

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I was encountering a weird bug like this. At the login screen hit ctrl + alt + f2 and make sure you can log in there. if you can, you should link /sbin/init and /sbin/initctl to /bin/init and /bin/initctl respectively. I just ran ln -s /sbin/init /bin/init and the same for initctl and it seemed to clean the problem right up.

  • well when I run some of the commands I get "ln: failed to create symbolic link '/bin/initctl' : File exists"
    – wadie
    Aug 19, 2014 at 7:32
  • @wadie interesting. Can you please paste the contents of the file ~/.xsession-errors ?
    – Zachary
    Aug 19, 2014 at 13:44

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