A teammate of mine is using Ubuntu 16.04 in an HP Ultrabook. Two days ago, an application crashed and we were not able to reboot from any tty, so we had to hard reboot the machine. The machine never booted back up.

This is what I see when trying to boot:

Error while booting up

Any help?

  • The machine is booting fine, it booted to a root shell, I assume you booted to recovery mode. did you log in and type "journalctl -xb" as directed at the bottom screen ? If you can not boot to anything but "emergency mode" you will have to investigate from a live usb as I suspect hardware problems but hard to tell. – Panther Dec 16 '16 at 19:22
  • Not a hardware problem, becuase there was the same problem before and I clean-installed Ubuntu myself. But this time none of us would want to do that. Exactly, I meant booting only in energency mode. I booted in recovery mode tried preliminary things. No UI is loading irrespectively. I did tuy[e journalctl -xb as suggested, the information it gives is too much and it overwent my head. – user146312 Dec 17 '16 at 8:35
  • Can you install pastebinit and then run journalctl -xb > journalctl.out && pastebinit -i journalctl.out . Paste the url here so we can look at it. Also what video card are you using ? – Panther Dec 19 '16 at 17:09

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