This is fourth time in 2 years, my machine has refused to boot. Everytime different error. Last 3 times, I have sacrified the data and installed a fresh ubuntu. But this time I have large risk. I am trying to get back my system. Here are the details of failure...
- Machine failed to boot, as it couldn't mount some hard disk. Gave a message saying try to 'systemclt default' i.e. boot in default mode, but didn't work. I was dropped to same prompt with same message.
- In recovery mode, i dropped to root, and tried to mount home drive /dev/sda3, which failed with a message saying check dmesg|tail . Output of which said about a corrupt offset.
- Checking other answers here, I mounted the drive on a local folder using 'noload' option that skips journal checking.
- I am able to see all my home folder data, along with a wierd file. I believe this i the cause of the issue. I have got the inode number of it. It's a 0 byte file.
Now, I think if I somehow delete this file, I should be able to mount it in write mode and also be able to boot normally. This is the step I am stuck at.
Any way to delete this file? It's currently mounted in readonly mode. But we know the drive number and inode number.
Any help please.
Using ubuntu 15.10