I have an Ubuntu 16.10 virtual machine (VMWare). I ran an upgrade as usual using sudo apt-get upgrade and it downloaded packages fully and installed successfully. Then after a reboot the virtual machine froze, and it is not letting me to go to options window (Recovery console, memtest).

Please let me know if you need more information, thanks!

screenshot from host, boot messages with OK status

  • Does your image show where the system freezes, or does it get further in the boot process? Are you able to see the GRUB menu on power up?
    – heynnema
    May 4, 2017 at 15:14
  • @heynnema thanks for the reply, yes, I took this screenshot at the time virtual machine gets freeze, no further process, no I am not able to see GRUB, please help me!
    – Rasool
    May 4, 2017 at 15:44
  • See my answer, below...
    – heynnema
    May 4, 2017 at 15:49

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From the comments...

Since you can't get to the Recovery screen, you'll have to boot to a Ubuntu Live image and do the following...

  • boot to a Ubuntu Live DVD/USB (image in your case)
  • start gparted and determine which /dev/sdaX is your Ubuntu EXT4 partition
  • quit gparted
  • open a terminal window
  • type sudo fsck -f /dev/sdaX # replacing X with the number you found earlier
  • repeat the fsck command if there were errors
  • type reboot

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