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
Lets 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)