I was using my Dell laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday just fine. Howerver today it will not boot.
It's getting stuck while booting at
stopping system v runlevel compatibility [Ok]. When here the laptop shows that line for about half a second, then the screen goes black, and then it tries again (over and over).
I have now entered recovery mode and gone in to the console. From here I tried to update, just because it's a good thing to try, but I'm being presented with this error
dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run '
sudo dpkg --configure -a'to correct the problem.
Running the suggested command yields this error -
unable to access dpkg status area: Read-only file system
Can anyone please help me to gwt my laptop working again. Thanks.