Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I turned my computer on and it comes up with ways to boot and I clicked Ubuntu with linux 2.6.38-13-generic. There was a recovery mode too. Once I clicked its writing come up:

init: udevtrigger main process (93) terminated with status 1
init: udevtrigger post stop process (97) terminated with status 1
init: udevtrigger main process (92) killed by TERM signal
mountall: disconnected from plymouth
init: plymouth-splash main processs (98 ) terminated with status 2
init: plymouth main process (50) killed by SEGV signal

I have no idea what this means and my laptop don't boot. I tried recovery mode but it comes up with similar things. I don't know why this has happened. It can be because I tried upgrading my Ubuntu to 11.0 and I shutdown the laptop before it finished? i would be most grateful if you could help amna

share|improve this question

First thing I would recommend doing is boot the laptop with ubuntu 11.10 usb ( 32bit if you had install 32 bit ubuntu on your computer or 64-bit accordingly.)

The next step is to fsck /dev/???? ???? would be replaced with the device name.

Create directory for mounting the filesystem to root into. mkdir /tmp/mntdir

Then mount it . mount /dev/???? /tmp/mntdir and then remount
mount --bind /dev/ /tmp/mntdir/dev/

mount --bind /sys/ /tmp/mntdir/sys/

mount --bind /proc/ /tmp/mntdir/proc/

Then run chroot /tmp/mntdir/

after chrooting run sudo apt-get update then depending on sudo apt-get -f install You might be asked to run sudo dpkg --configure -a

and finally for safety sake run " sudo grub-install /dev/sda?" and you should be ready to reboot and boot into ubuntu.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.