dev/sda1: clean, 552599/6111232 files, 7119295/24414464 blocks
After I turn on my laptop this message appears. The system never boots, the message just stays there.
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I have had this problem occur a few times, and every time it was ODDLY Nvidia's fault - yes COUNTER-INTUITIVELY
If in Ubuntu after a long painful reboot run:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
or if locked try Ubuntu's awesome way of troubleshooting and try: Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F7 to get to "TTY1-7" and run the same thing. Reboot for good measure, and re-install Nvidia's Proprietary Drivers.
I hope I helped, Mark
I experienced the same problem; though Mark's (top answer) solution didn't immediately work (since ctrl+alt+F2 etc. brings up a flickering TTYL which is nearly impossible to use), his suggested cause was correct, as it was a problem with the nvidia driver.
Also for beginners like me, here's the fool-proof step-by-step solution:
Boot into safe mode (recovery mode). Enter this mode by holding the left shift key when the computer starts.
in terminal, type:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall #Make sure you have internet connection
Other solutions suggested elsewhere didn't work (e.g. installing
sudo apt-get update)
(This worked on my dual booted computer (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04)
my error message was
/dev/nvme0n1p5: clean, nnn/nnn files, nnn/nnn blocks
I solved this by fixing the installation of my display manager (gdm3)
sudo apt install gdm3
Story behind :
I was upgrading from ubuntu 18 to 20. I have dual OS installed (Ubuntu 20 and Windows 10) on my Laptop Xiaomi, no nvida or amd graphic driver card, mine is Intel Core i5 8th gen. in my case, i solved it by fixing the display manager package (gdm3) the steps are :
you can do this via reboot and choose recovery mode or press [
alt+f2] or [
ctrl+alt+f2] when the screen is stuck
You can do this using
iwconfig <your-wifi-adapter> essid <network-name> key <network-password>
sudo apt update sudo apt clean sudo apt autoremove sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt install -f
at this point, it should do the trick, but just to make sure, cont. to the next step.
- $ cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager
systemctl status display-manageror
/etc/init.d/gdm3 statusmake sure your display manager's status is active
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3if it shows
/usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: gconf2 is broken or not fully installed
then there is your problem. Fix the broken package :
sudo apt install gdm3
Let's first check your file system for errors.
To check the file system on your Ubuntu partition...
sudo fsck -f /
If for some reason you can't do the above...
gpartedand determine which /dev/sdaX is your Ubuntu partition
sudo fsck -f /dev/sdaX# replacing X with the number you found earlier
If step 1. doesn't fix your problem, then do this.
sudo cat /etc/fstab
pending fix here...
If you dual boot with Windows, then do this in Windows.
change what the power buttons do
change options that are unavailable
powercfg /h off(turns off hibernation)
chkdsk /f c:
I am not sure if this will work for everyone but I managed to fix this by removing every occurrence of
/etc/default/grub file and then by executing
This was because
nomodeset disables the use of any graphic driver. I disabled my
nouveau drivers before installing nvidia ones.
Though this might not be the case with everyone.
I had the same problem. Neither of the answers worked for me. I have an old laptop with an Atom processor which hasn't Nvidia graphics. Thus, I've adopted an alternative solution with
nomodeset mode as following:
In installation scene, press F6, use arrow keys to go down to
nomodeset, and press Enter. An
x will appear to its left. Then press Esc, and press Enter to "Try Ubuntu without installing" or "Install it".
I reinstalled Nvidia drivers and the PC started working:
ctrl+alt+f2 or f3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-settings
(thanks to @Shahad and his solution at https://askubuntu.com/a/1218483/750140)
You can avoid running fsck by booting into recovery mode and editing the file /etc/fstab to temporarily change the final 1 to 0 for the affected partition:
sudo nano /etc/fstab
Then reboot. If that gives a blank screen instead, reboot again, and press 'e' at the Grub menu. This time, omit the kernel parameters 'quiet splash' before resuming boot. You might get more helpful information to see where it is getting stuck - probably at the next step to do with gdm (or other login manager being used), or the system logging service. If you fail to rescue the existing installation, do a fresh installation using a wired internet connection so that it installs, makes the right settings, and updates correctly.
The closest answer I found helpful to solve my problem was this one and I hope it will help you too
I just had a similar problem and I found problem was that the UUID for the EFI partition in
/etc/fstab is not correct. I fixed it using the following:
Boot using live system USB/CD, open terminal, and check UUIDs for partitions root and EFI
fdisk to know which is the EFI partition and make sure it's in the correct format (EFI system partition)
fdisk -l /dev/sdX
Mount the root partition
mount /dev/sdXX /mnt
then check the fstab file
If the UUID values are different, edit the value in the fstab file to match the correct UUID
use nano, gedit, vi, or whatever you want to edit and save fstab and reboot
that worked for me.
I believe the values changed because I installed Windows after installing Linux in my case.