If you've got to a spinning wheel, you've, at least got to upstart script /etc/upstart/early_progress.conf
. It means that /var/local
should be already mounted, as:
- early_progress starts on display_ready
- display_ready is emitted in /etc/upstart/display.conf which is started on mounted_varLocal
It aslo means that if you have executable /var/local/fixup
(for example, with shell commands inside, also with shebang and chmodded to +x), it should be executed before "hanging". I know about it from /etc/upstart/filesystems_var_local.conf
It might help in debugging.