After upgrading my Ubuntu, I get this message:

/dev/sda2: clean, 908443/38690816 Files, 44176803/154733312 Blocks

and nothing happens.

Any suggestions to solve it?

I found this post related to my question, however, there is 30 sec problem there not lasting forever! My Ubuntu is running fsck on every bootup

So, my question is not about the content of this message since it's a normal fsck output. But the question is about why the system does not boot afterwards.

  • Can you boot into Recovery Mode from GRUB menu? – Raphael Aug 8 '16 at 13:58
  • When do you get this message? I see this kind of message while booting and the system boots normally. – Anwar Aug 8 '16 at 14:02
  • @AnwarShah - This error reproduces itself everytime I setup a new Minimal Ubuntu. So, I would then boot to recovery mode and after installation of i3, the system boots fine. – Raphael Aug 8 '16 at 14:06
  • @AnwarShah It's not the same issue as "My Ubuntu is running fsck on every bootup" since their system boots normally after this message. My question is not about this message though. It's about why nothing is happening afterwards and my system does not boot. – Mohamad Moosavi Aug 10 '16 at 8:59
  • @Raphael I was not aware of that menu, I will try it as soon as I reach to my computer. – Mohamad Moosavi Aug 10 '16 at 9:00

I think you have no problem. It's just a normal procedure in ubuntu versions 15 and newer. I offer a link to the explanation given by its author https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/293967

Ubuntu versions 15.04 and newer perform a quick file system check on the root disk and report the result on the screen.

The message /dev/sda2: clean, 286631/6111232 files, 2586472/24413952 blocks has the following meaning:

The partition that was checked is "/dev/sda" The file system is "clean", i.e. there are no inconsistencies "286631/6111232 files": The file system has been created to allow a maximum of 6,111,232 files, and currently there are 286,631 files, "2586472/24413952 blocks": The storage capacity of the file system is 24,413,952 blocks (probably 4096 bytes each), and 2,586,472 blocks currently are in use.

This is an informational message confirming that the file system is ok. There is nothing that needs to be resolved or repaired.

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    While this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – karel Aug 10 '16 at 5:16
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    Thanks for your informative reply. I know that this is not an issue but my nothing is happening afterwards. I do not have problem with this message. My question is more about how can I boot normally my computer since after this message nothing is happening. – Mohamad Moosavi Aug 10 '16 at 8:56

Guys it is a graphics driver problem. I solved it by uninstalling all the proprietary drivers and switching to open source drivers.

Press ctrl+alt+F2 and enter your username and password to get bash

Once in bash


Follow the steps in the above link and uninstall all proprietary drivers and reboot with the reboot command. That's all it took to fix my issue.


Please try sudo systemctl start lightdm.service This works for Ubuntu 16.04. Hope it helps.

Reference: Ubuntu 16.04 Switch from Console to GUI


I solved same problem by using the following steps,

Ctrl + Alt + F2 OR F3

  • login with your account
  • type sudo apt-get update Enter password when prompted
  • type sudo apt-get install
  • reboot

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