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  1. What does this message displayed on a black screen before the login prompt mean?
  2. Should it be cause for concern?
  3. How should I respond to it?

I have one network drive, and two internal drives; one EXT4, one NTFS.

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Isn't there any more output related to it? What process does it concern? And where exactly do you read that message? In a log file, GUI dialog, in the splash screen.... –  gertvdijk Sep 13 '12 at 17:45
    
Such error message may appear in many places. Depending on context it may describe different problems. Please provide as many details to your question as it is possible. –  Rafał Cieślak Sep 13 '12 at 17:49
    
I got this same error message after installing Linux Mint alongside Ubuntu and Windows 7. I'm using a Lenovo Z560 laptop. –  Anderson Green Oct 29 '12 at 5:50

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  • What does this message displayed on a black screen before the login prompt mean?

It's a Plymouth thing, what does it mean I do not know I can't find anything conclusive, seems network related.

  • Should it be cause for concern?, How should I respond to it?

Just ignore it, I used to get that message too nothing wrong happened.

If something does happen, try what it says here or here.

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I think it is caused by the network shares too, but I wanted confirmation. –  Emre Sep 13 '12 at 21:20

I also received this error message when rebooting my computer. To fix it, I just turned my computer off and on, and the second time I did not receive the error message and was taken right to the login screen. I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with Windows 7.

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