I am running ubuntu 16.04 on a DELL and my computer got infiltrated by humidity when it was in sleep mode. When I turned it back on I had a BIOS panic message. It asked me to re-setup the BIOS (idk what this means) and then run diagnostics to detect hardware failures.
None were found. I ran the diagnostic tool multiple times and again all tests passed succesfully.
Therefore, I decided to boot normally my computer and after seeing the GRUB I am stuck with an initramfs shell. I understand that somehow somthing fails during the boot sequence and the kernel does not load.
I think it is because the boot does not find my SSD. Here is the error log I can manage to see when I type exit inside the initramfs shell.
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device) - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) ALERT! UUID=XXXXX does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
My newbie instinct in the field hopes that somehow the BIOS diagnostic/setup changed my disk UUID and thus Ubuntu does not find it. All hard drive tests in the BIOS indicate that I have no hardware problems.
Therefore my question is this: Would anyone of you have an idea of what my problem is? And if you have any idea, how do we fix this?