Vagrant hangs at boot/GRUB (FIX)

When Vagrant hangs at boot time and GRUB is being displayed, then perform the following steps to get your vagrant machine working again.

  1. Stop the machine using the Virtualbox GUI
  2. Start the machine using the Virtualbox GUI
  3. Perform “update-grub” as root user (or with sudo)
  4. Stop the machine using the Virtualbox GUI
  5. Start the machine headless using “vagrant up”

Ubuntu recovery mode does not work

Yesterday I was having trouble entering the recovery mode of Ubuntu. Selecting the recovery mode just resulted into a normal boot even when I added “single” to the kernel boot options in Grub. A friend told me that adding the following phrase to the kernel boot options would help me drop to the root prompt without having the root filesystem mounted.

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