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possible duplicate but earlier questions did not solve my issue. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my ACER desktop. Initially it was not able to start Ubuntu on normal start up as priority was not set in BIOS. So, I set priority in BIOS but still I am getting above error during boot up. What could possibly happen? Disk error/installation problem?

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It sounds like the disk is in failure stages according to the message.

Start your PC and go into the BIOS and see if there is a hard disk diagnostic test and run it. Also you may see the hard drive manufacturer website, and see if they have a testing utility.

It also may have to do with the BIOS. Check with Acer, and see if they have a BIOS update.

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I checked disk for errors using badblocks. It showed 0 bad blocks and 0 errors. Isn't that sufficient? – user997704 Sep 3 '13 at 6:29
It can be. I would see if the drive manufacturer has a utility as well, also as I stated in the answer, try a BIOS update. – Mitch Sep 3 '13 at 6:52

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