From similar questions, I thought it would be useful to run blkid and cat etc/fstab for your reference to help me figure out what is going on.

blkid has only 1 entry: /dev/sda1 which is my HDD with OS, while /etc/fstab has the same listed with its UUID=dd243628-27f1-4448-9480-c9e336997d0

I took a screenshot


Problem was in the /etc/fstab where I had added a USB drive entry prior to the previous shutdown before being unable to boot. (See last entry on the screenshot for sdb1)

This entry happened when I was trying to mount my USB drive.

Solution? I just commented out that entry using 'sudo nano /etc/fstab' and hard rebooted the PC.

The MF booted right up into my regular Lubuntu desktop. 😤

  • Please, mind your language and stop writing things such as "MF" in your answers... Thank you. Sep 8 at 22:15
  • what's wrong with writing it- MF?
    – AfroFX
    Sep 9 at 10:04
  • @AfroFX Can you please let us know the full form of MF such that there won't be any confusion? Sep 9 at 19:29
  • It is what it appears to be MF - a MainFrame
    – AfroFX
    Sep 9 at 21:16

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