Installation: PCLinuxOS 2010.10 'full' E17 release, on an original Asus EeePC 4G, equipped with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SDHC card, partitioned as follows:
sda1 (4GB, ext3) - /
sdb1 (6GB, ext3) - /usr
sdb2 (9GB, ext3) - /home
Problem: Machine hangs at the 'login:' prompt, about one out of every five boot attempts, and fails to proceed beyond that point. The only 'workaround' so far seems to be to perform a 'hard' shutdown with the power switch, and then to subsequently re-attempt the boot. Could anyone please suggest a proper solution to this particular problem?