Dear fellow ubuntu Users,
I have an Alienware laptop that has a dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I use Ubuntu as my main operating system. I turned my pc off last night and when I try to turn it on this morning I faced a problem that takes me to Emergency mode.
When I turn pc on, Grub os selection menu appears. When I choose Ubuntu the booting screen takes way more time than usual and turns on in Emergency mode. (I can boot Windows 10 without any issues)
The screen says (Sorry for typos etc as I type it from my tablet looking at my pc screen):
[...] dell_symbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system [...] dell_symbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system [...] nvidia-gpu 0000:01:00.3: i2c timeout error e0000000 [...] ucsi-ccg 0-0008: i2c_transfer failed -110 [...] ucsi-ccg 0-0008: ucsi_ccg_init failed - -110 You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type ''journalctl -xb'' to view system logs, ''systemctl reboot'' to reboot, ''systemctl default'' or ''exit'' to boot into default mode. press Enter for maintanence (or press Control-D ti continue):
Then it leaves me as the root in some sort of TTY mode.
"journalctl -xb" shows a log file with the lines on top as red. other booting options cause the same ubuntu screen with the beginning that takes a long time and fails.
The related lines of the "/etc/fstab" file are as follows:
# / was on /dev/nvme0n1p5 during installation UUid=9666e669-5a8b-4a97-a954-f8477abafcfa / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /boot/efi was on /dev/nvme0n1p2 during installatıon UUID=DCD5-AE75 /boot/efi vfat umask=0077 0 1 /swapfile none swap sw 0 0
blkid command output is made of several lines of /dev/loopx:TYPE="squashfs" where x is a number between 0 and 29. Then another output is as follows:
/dev/nvme0n1:PTUUID=[some key in ""] PTTYPE="gpt" /dev/nvme0n1p1:LABEL="Recover" UUID=[some key] TYPE="ntfs" partlabel="Basic data partition" PARTUUID=[some key] /dev/nvme0n1p2: UUID="DCD5-AE75" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="05daf95a-bce2-411c-81ea-a647518768e7" /dev/nvme0n1p3: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition PARTUUID=[some key] /dev/nvme0n1p4: PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID=[some key] /dev/nvme0n1p5:UUID="9666e669-5a8b-4a97-a954-f8477abafcfa` TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="1627206a-8f4b-4650-83cb-9e4ca56f2660"
Additionally, I can boot Ubuntu 20.04 from a USB stick, however, it scans for something first. Unmounting and mounting nvme0n1p5 did not work out.
I really have no clue what to try out next. Hoping to have some suggestions.
Edit on 04.08.2021:
I tried to boot Ubuntu in recovery mode, it worked. I used the options available as dpkg, fsck, and grub, however that did not solve my issue.
Edit 2 on 04.08.2021:
I booted Ubuntu from a USB, installed boot-repair, and run the program. After removing the USB and booting again caused me to run into Grub minimal version.
I was able to get rid of Grub screen by following steps at question.
Edit 3 04.08.2021:
I tried what @heynnema has suggested here. But did not succeed, still stuck at the Grub.
Edit 4 04.08.2021:
After getting rid of it Ubuntu failed to boot with a few errors as follows:
Failed to start Load Kernel modules ... Timed out waiting for device dev-disk-by\x2duuid-cdf4efdb... Timed out waiting for device dev-disk-by\x2duuid-DCD5\x2dAE75.device
Then I commented out /etc/fstab by disabling line with /boot/efi but the result was the same.
One thing different is in /etc/fstab is that the line with /boot efi was changed as a new version with
defaults rather than
umask=0077. I guess this is not relevant, but am not sure.
Final Note: I formatted my Ubuntu OS.