I was using my Ubuntu 2015.04 (with ecryptfs-encrypted user home) laptop normally when suddenly, the hard drive became read-only.
I rebooted and now it is stuck on this:
[ 0.703206] ACPI PCC probe failed. starting version 219 error: /dev/sdb: No medium found error: /dev/sdb: No medium found Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default or ^D to try again to boot into default mode. root@nico:~#
Interesting part of the system logs:
-- Unit systemd-fsckd.service has begun starting up. system-fsck: /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced. kernel: ACPI warning: \_SB_.PCIO.PEG_.VID_._DSM: Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20141107/nsarguments-95) kernel: ACPI warning: \_SB_.PCIO.PEG_.VID_._DSM: Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20141107/nsarguments-95) kernel: thinkpad_acpi: EC reports that Thermal Table has changed system-fsck: /dev/sda1: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. system-fsck: /dev/sda1: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY. system-fsck: (i.e., without -a or -p options) system-fsck: fsck failed with error code 4. system-fsck: Running request emergency.target/start/replace systemd: system-fsck-root.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE systemd: Failed to start File System Check on Root Device -- Subject: Unit system-fsck-root.service has failed
I am not sure whether it is an ACPI or a disk problem. I tried updating to the latest BIOS my Lenovo Thinkpad T520, but it does not boot better.
How to fix this problem, or if the disk is dying how to at least export the data from my encrypted home to an external drive?