I have Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS and it was working fine this morning. I took a break and powered it down. When I turned it on again, I got the following message on a flickering screen beyond which the boot process does not continue:
/dev/nvme0n1p6: clean, ***/*** files, ***/*** blocks
The *** represent big digits like 123456789
I tried to enter the terminal using Ctrl + F3 but I could not input any command because the screen kept flickering again. Occasionally, a letter would display on the screen.
Can anyone help, please?
I'm using DELL Inspiron 7577 with core i5, 7th gen intel CPU, and NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU. I have an NVME drive as my main hard disk.
UPDATE: The bootup screen has stopped blinking and I see 4 OK's in green. But it has still been a long time and nothing is progressing.