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How to exit emergency mode Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and everything was working fine until I rebooted and got stuck with this emergency mode message. /dev/sda6: recovering journal /dev/sda6: clean, 193225/9527296 files, ...
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Emergency Mode due to disk corruption [duplicate]

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. This has already been asked, but I couldn't get the resolution quickly ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after a file system check [duplicate]

I've got a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows and due to some file system inconsistency Ubuntu won't load. It always runs a file system check and then switches to emergency mode. This is a list of errors ...
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I can't install Ubuntu [duplicate]

For some reason, after I install Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop and laptop, after a while I'm getting a message and I can't do anything anymore. I searched online about my problem, I asked some other "...
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How to exit emergency mode and boot to default mode?

When I started my laptop I found this message: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in,type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or ^D to try ...
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Reset root password for Ubuntu 16.04 - recovery mode asks for root password [duplicate]

We've lost the root password from our file server from supermicro server. I tried to follow the common instructions to reboot with left shift and drop to root shell as it is described in this answer. ...
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"Welcome to Emergency Mode !" after upgrade to 16.04

I have a dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu PC. After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 I get the following screen after selecting Ubuntu from the boot list. I have tried the method posted here which requires ...
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Recovering a partition with no valid superblocks

My system had these partitions: DellUtility Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) - extended /home - extended virtualbox - extended swap - extended (A Dell box with Ubuntu dual-boot and seperate home / "...
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"Welcome to emergency mode" after update

Before 2 months I ran into the same problem but was able to fix it with this post but now the problem is that I have changed the partitions a lot of times and this time I don't know which partition to ...
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Unable to unmount partition from live USB

I'm trying to restore my Ubuntu following this guide. I launched from Live USB and fdisk -l gives me this: Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = ...
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Do i have to always re-install the system after a power failure?

Kubuntu 15.10 - Single OS - Desktop Computer After a power failure the computer will only boot to Emergency Mode Screen - I have tried all the options listed on that screen - It still goes back to ...
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"Welcome to emergency mode!" device descriptor read/64, error -32

I tried booting into Ubuntu (I have dual boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu) and faced with the following error message: usb 1-1.4: device descriptor read/64, error -32 /dev/sda5: contains a file system ...
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Cannot get past Emergency Mode Ubuntu 17.10

I'm working on both Ubuntu 17.10 and Windows 10 as a dual boot system. Suddenly today I restarted PC from Windows and tried to logged into Ubuntu and then I got stuck at emergency mode. Now I can't ...
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Unable to boot (or reinstall) Kubuntu 16.04 after upgrade

After doing some updates/upgrades (unfortunately I don't remember names of the packages) I am not able to boot into Kubuntu. It freezes on the "Breathing kubuntu logo". When I hit escape, I can see ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 boots into Emergency Mode

Whenever I turn on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.10, it always boots into Emergency Mode. The only way to get Ubuntu to start successfully is to boot into recovery mode, use dpkg to repair broken ...
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