I am running the up-to-date version of Ubuntu, set up on an Acer 64 bit machine with a Kingston solid state hard drive, with a set-up that allows me to boot into either Ubuntu (where I do about 95% of work) or Windows 7. I've been running it this way for months without problems, and Ubuntu started freezing up, so I had to cold-boot the system. While I can boot into the Windows partition with no problem, when I attempt to boot into Ubuntu, I get the following:
mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/d6bd2da2-d626-499789c8-64efbf5d2853 on/root failed: invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on/root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on/root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on/root/proc failed: No such file or directory Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init No init found. Try passing init= bootarg Busyboxv1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.210-1ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)
I don't know what's wrong or what to do from this point, and please bear in mind, when you give instructions, that I am a bit old and very ignorant of anything beyond the basics of using Ubuntu. Also, while I can access the files on the Windows partition from Ubuntu, I was wondering if there is any way I can recover the files saved in Ubuntu, should I have to reinstall. Whoever responds, thank you very much for your time.