While trying to tear down a Drupal dev environment, I ran
sudo apt-get remove php5-curl
It started removing all kinds of packages, like the browser, among other things. I hit Ctrl+C when I saw what it was doing but the damage was done I guess, because now it hangs at boot. I get "the disk drive at [wherever] is not ready or not present" where [wherever] is various drives starting with the crypt swap, but also including / in recovery mode.
It says to
press S to skip mounting or M to recover manually, but neither gets a response. If I wait a really long time it progresses to a screen that says only,
Checking battery state... OK. Then it hangs there.
What have I done? How do I fix it?
Upon trying to run a bootable 11.10 Ubuntu disk and trying to recover or repair the following errors started streaming from the machine:
A memtest revealed the following:
Does this mean the memory was bad all along? Did I somehow damage my RAM by removing packages? Is that even possible?