I tried to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version 'Saucy Salamander' and someone in my household logged me out at some point during the process. Now I cant' boot up. The computer goes to a GNU GRUB screen offering a list of verions of Linux. I would be grateful for any help. The message I can't get past is : 'Filesystem check of mount failed A maintenance check will now start Control D will terminate this shell and continue booting after re - trying filesystems. Any further errors will be ignored root@matthew ...'
That is it. I can't do anything beyond that point and have to force a shutdown.
My computer is an emachines netbook, small with just USB ports so I was thinking to get a bootable USB as a recovery? Is this a good idea?
Just to update what I am doing. The GNU GRUB gives me 4 options, the first two are to boot with Ubuntu and the 2nd two are memory tests, so now I'm trying those memory tests.