I am writing to save others time if they get into an issue and end up in Emergency Mode due to a corrupt entry in /etc/fstab.

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This has already been asked, but I couldn't get the resolution quickly and had to dig a lot.


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I simply edited the /etc/fstab using

sudo nano /etc/fstab 

and removed the recently added partition entry from the file. Mine was /dev/sda2 which I removed.

Then I rebooted using sudo systemctl reboot and it worked.

Taken from this answer to the question “Welcome to emergency mode!” Think it is a fsck problem.

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