My friend has ubuntu 18.04 and it got frozen then he restarted the laptop but it stucks in the splash screen, this problem happened to him 2 days ago and when he reinstalled the grub it got fixed but it happened again and he tried to reinstall the grub boot loader using a USB live disk but it didn't fix the problem, is there another way to fix it?

  • Does it freeze on the Ubuntu logo with the rotating dots, or at some other point? How old is this laptop? – heynnema May 22 at 22:14
  • Yes, It freezes on the Ubuntu logo with the rotating dots, the laptop is 2.5 years old and installed ubuntu 2 months ago. @heynnema – MohamedAhmed04 May 23 at 0:55
  • it didn't work since the line is uncommented, but my friend tried one of your old answers askubuntu.com/a/938757/989248 and it seemed to work, thank you :D, and you can write the same answer and I will accept it since it has worked. @heynnema – MohamedAhmed04 May 23 at 7:15
  • I updated my answer. Glad it worked for you! – heynnema May 23 at 12:17

Lets first check your file system for errors.

For 17.10 or older...

  • boot to the GRUB menu
  • choose Advanced Options
  • choose Recovery mode
  • choose Root access
  • at the # prompt, type sudo fsck -f /
  • repeat the fsck command if there were errors
  • type reboot

For 18.04 or newer... (or if the above steps don't work for you)...

  • boot to a Ubuntu Live DVD/USB in “Try Ubuntu” mode
  • open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T
  • type sudo fdisk -l
  • identify the /dev/sdXX device name for your "Linux Filesystem"
  • type sudo fsck -f /dev/sdXX, replacing sdXX with the number you found earlier
  • repeat the fsck command if there were errors
  • type reboot
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