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I’ve got the same issue.
systemd-analyze blame shows
1min 24.186s snapd.service
Thanks mvo for the temporary fix. I just booted to grub, selected an old kernel, and sure enough, fast boot time!
Fast settings below:
jayshomebrew@ubuntu:~$ apt list snapd Listing... Done snapd/bionic-updates,now 2.32.9+18.04 amd64 [installed] N: There is 1 additional version. Please use the '-a' switch to see it jayshomebrew@ubuntu:~$ jayshomebrew@ubuntu:~$ systemd-detect-virt none jayshomebrew@ubuntu:~$ uname -r 4.15.0-23-generic jayshomebrew@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic jayshomebrew@ubuntu:~$ snap version snap 2.33.1 snapd 2.33.1 series 16 ubuntu 18.04 kernel 4.15.0-23-generic
Still seem to be getting the same issue.
tim@TimGJ:~$ sudo systemd-analyze blame 1min 49.280s snapd.seeded.service 18.778s snapd.service 7.026s NetworkManager-wait-online.service 1.212s mariadb.service 762ms fwupd.service 747ms dev-sda1.device 503ms dev-loop0.device 493ms dev-loop3.device 490ms dev-loop1.device 487ms dev-loop2.device 471ms dev-loop4.device 468ms dev-loop7.device 459ms dev-loop5.device 459ms dev-loop6.device 442ms dev-loop8.device 431ms dev-loop9.device 430ms dev-loop11.device 430ms dev-loop10.device 425ms dev-loop12.device 418ms dev-loop14.device 417ms dev-loop13.device 401ms dev-loop15.device 397ms dev-loop16.device tim@TimGJ:~$ apt list snapd Listing... Done snapd/bionic-updates,now 2.32.9+18.04 amd64 [installed] N: There is 1 additional version. Please use the '-a' switch to see it tim@TimGJ:~$ snap version snap 2.33.1 snapd 2.33.1 series 16 ubuntu 18.04 kernel 4.15.0-24-generic tim@TimGJ:~$ systemd-detect-virt none
My father reported this issue on Friday, and three of my test systems fell ill on Monday & Tuesday. I can confirm 2.33.1+18.04ubuntu2 is not working, nor is the old 2.32.5.
I was only able to solve this problem by either configuring grub to boot revision 23 of the kernel, or by subscribing to the preview channel and upgrading to kernel 188.8.131.52
Hardware seems to play a role. I was able to boot my father’s Ubuntu on my coffeelake system without problem or delay. Coffeelake, skylake and apollo lake are all immune, while braswell and haswell are affected.
I am not sure this is a fault of snapd or something peculiar to revision 24 of the kernel
In my case, Alt+F2 brings me to the login screen.
Try Alt+F2 when it’s stuck on loading.
I reinstalled about a week ago before there was more debugging information available. Then the same thing happened to my wife’s laptop last night. Blocking on reading the random device reminded me of another problem that I had on startup of Ubiquity’s Unifi controller.
apt-get install haveged
Made my wife’s laptop boot very quickly. I believe that the problem is the random pool doesn’t have enough entropy at boot and the software reads from from random, not urandom which stirs the pool.
Using the shift key works. It didn’t hold the boot and join in X.
➜ ~ apt list snapd snapd/bionic-updates,now 2.32.9+18.04 amd64 [installed] ➜ ~ snap version snap 2.33.1 snapd 2.33.1 series 16 ubuntu 18.04 kernel 4.15.0-24-generic ➜ ~ systemd-detect-virt none ➜ ~ uname -r 4.15.0-24-generic