I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but I haven't been able to run it any more since the latest update. I saw a related question where a user named @Fairglow called this problem a "kernel regression". Indeed, I can still access the Operating System via the older
Ubuntu, with Linux 4.4.0-38
generic, but not through the more recent
Ubuntu, with Linux 4.4.0-39
generic. This doesn't come without problems, though.
As far as I know, there's also another question tackling a similar question, although with entirely a different problem (System update almost broke the system). That one, however, was marked as a duplicate of ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell. But that post doesn't solve the problem.
What happened is that I followed the steps and the commands given:
- I created a LiveUSB for Ubuntu by using Startup Disc Creator
- I booted using this LiveUSB, choosing the Try Ubuntu option, as advised at ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell
- I ran all the suggested commands
This is what happened:
$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt mount: /dev/sda1 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sda1 is already mounted or /mnt busy $ sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev mount: mount point /mnt/dev does not exist $ sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc mount: mount point /mnt/proc does not exist $ sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys mount: mount point /mnt/sys does not exist $ sudo chroot /mnt chroot: failed to run command ‘/bin/bash’: No such file or directory $ update-initramfs -u update-initramfs is disabled since running on read-only media $ update-grub grub-mkconfig: You must run this as root
Therefore, the answers did not help to solve the problem, unlike mistakenly said in the last thread. I've now tried this suggestion, but it seems I am not even able to write on the disc. Any ideas how to fix this? :-(