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File system readonly in ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded to ubuntu desktop 20.04 about two weeks ago. Since then, my filesystem keeps on getting into a readonly state, sometimes while I'm in the middle of working with the system and I often see ...
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I get Busybox built-in shell (initramfs) on every boot - help!

I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell Inspiron 5559 (only a couple of years old and in good condition). It has been working well for few days, but the last couple of mornings I've ...
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My ubuntu 18.0.4 LTS always requires manual fsck(Duel boot with Windows)

Recently I removed my swap partition totally and combined it with root partition due to storage requirements.Soon after that my system shows the message UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY;RUN fsck MANUALLY.I ...
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Filesystem check not completing after reboot after 20.04 upgrade

Yesterday I got a pop up on my Ubuntu installation running 19.10 saying that 20.04 is available. I figure I'd give the upgrade a try, hoping it wouldn't take too long. The upgrade completed, and my ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashed all of sudden. Can anyone help me to figure out the problem and resolve this?

Error appears like this: Integrity: problem loading X.509 certificate-65 Ima: Error communicating to TPM chip /Dev/sdb1 contain a file system with error,check forced. Inodes that were part of ...
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Is my ubuntu corrupted? [duplicate]

When I boot Ubuntu 18.04 it's not getting to the GUI interface. It's booting to a black screen with this error message. /dev/sda5 contains a file system with errors, check forced. /dev/sda5: Inodes ...
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Unable to fix dirty bit on EFI partition

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my computer in dual boot with Windows 10. After having installed it, each time I boot Ubuntu a file system check is performed. It seems that there is a problem ...
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Chromium giving a Bus error (core dumped) error after manual fsck

Before running manual fsck everything worked just fine on ubuntu 19.10. When launching chromium from the terminal it outputs `Bus error (core dumped) ` Executing these commands: rm ~/.cache/...
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During boot process message “failed command READ FPDMA QUEUED”

My computer booted to a black screen with this error message. Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in,type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" ...
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After new HardDrive, fsck error on boot: /dev/sda6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY. After fsck, works then fails

I am a bit new to linux systems. But my previous hard-drive (SanDisk SSD 256) didn't have any such problems. I upgraded the hard-drive to (512 gb SSD crucial). I double boot windows 10 and Ubuntu on ...
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How to fix file-system error causing read only mode?

Whenever I download any package or anything and in between that process if anything went wrong, my ubuntu goes into read-only mode and always I have to do sudo fsck -fy to fix that and every time ...
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My files permissions change spontaneously to read-only, sometimes

This is very common, i have been doing my things when my files permissions changed to read-only. I reboot my pc immediately and this won't start, so i forced power off, then I typed fsck /dev/sda2. ...
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After shutdown, Ubuntu fails to start with fsck prompt

I forgot to plug in the charger and my system shut down. After that I tried to start Ubuntu, but the HP logo was showing up for too long so I forced shutdown by pressing power button. After that this ...
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Problem with running Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on a flash drive yesterday. The installer said that everything was fine and offered to reboot. Done. Then the problems started. I got three options for starting the system. The ...
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Bad magic number in super-block

I've launched some software on my computer, and it got stuck, so I hard shut down the computer. When I powered it back on, I was directed to initramfs, and got the error Failure: File system check ...
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Disable checking nonexistent partition

I use Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and recently I replace my hard disk with another and change /etc/fstab file: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <...
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fsck still going 24 hours later

I have a 1TB NVMe with Ubuntu (~300GB used). Using a live USB + GParted, I resized the root partition to 400GB. When I rebooted I got the error "File system check of the root filesystem failed. The ...
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fsck -fy doesn't fix filesystem errors

When I run fsck.ext4 -fy /dev/sda2 I get lot of errors like that: '..' in /Martin/Videa (58329818) is <The NULL inode> (0), should be /Martin (26476545). No other type of error appears, not ...
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Remount filesystem to rw after running fsck on root without reboot

I think there's some issue with my harddrive. I face the read-only mode issue frequently. I usually run fsck -y /dev/sda4 (my root is mounted on sda4) followed by reboot. The problem is it takes a ...
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Can't input text on Busybox v1.27.2 built in shell (ash)

I'm getting message /dev/sda1 : UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY : RUN fsck MANUALLY I've been searching and try to run command, but every time I inputting text it became diamond shape text Even I can ...
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fsck not running on ubuntu 18 lts

I want to fsck the 249G volume, because this hdd has got problem booting up. Hoping it can help fix the disk so that it can boot up again. It is my ubuntu boot hdd. It shows my sda hdd is not ...
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fsck Dirty Bit Reported

MY COMPUTER -Model: Msi GL72 7QF -Processor: Intel i7-7700HQ; 2.8GH -RAM: 16GB DDR4 -GPU: nVidia GTX960M, Optimus enabled -SSD: 500GB, GPT UEFI -OS: Windows10 Insider Preview; Mageia 7; Ubuntu 18.04....
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Non booting of computer in dual boot (Windows 7x64 & Ubuntu 18.04

In my dual boot system containing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Windows 7x64, I am unable to boot my computer via ubuntu partition. On booting following message is displayed on the screen. /dev/sda5 ...
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How to use clonezilla to clone disk with SELF TEST failed

In my ubuntu 16.04 system, my / partition had 11 bad sectors. I ran disk smart data and self check. It said Disk is OK, 11 bad sectors To fix the bad sectors I ran I ran es2fsck. I connected the ...
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Ubuntu froze then when restarting failed to load

I took pic but too large to send. I’ll try to downscale later. This is what it said: Running/Scripts/local-premonition.... done Will now check root file systems .... fsck from util-Linux 2.31.1 [/...
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Can't fsck, can't figure out why and I need my files

I need to fsck my drive, It boots saying i need to manually run fsck on ubuntu-studio-vg-root , fsck exited with status code 4, so I booted from livecd and went to run it, I have ubuntu studio 18.4 ...
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keep having fsck error on boot, also the reinstllation of any Ubuntu version gets stuck

I am using a dual boot laptop with ubuntu 18.04.3 lts and windows 10. For some unknown reason after an ubuntu update and system restart I got the following error: /dev/sda6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; ...
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How to deal with repeating fsck error on boot?

So I was running Ubuntu 16.10 and I got an error that said /dev/sda8: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY So as per the instructions given in fsck error on boot: /dev/sda6: UNEXPECTED ...
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Upgraded from 19.04 to 19.10 and now have disk errors

After upgrading, I am no longer able to run the OS; it takes me to a black screen saying: /dev/sda2 contains a file system with errors, check forced. Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan ...
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Is it possible to schedule `fsck` command and run it in background?

I want to run periodically the fsck Terminal command, so it will run, let's say, every Friday at 10 am. Also, I'd like it to run in background and save the output in file, let's say, ~/Documents/...
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How can I solve ACPI error?

I found this error on startup and I have also searched for the solutions but those are not specific.
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I'm running fsck and getting “ext2fs_open2: Bad magic number in super-block”

I'm running: fsck -n /dev/sdb2 and I'm getting: fsck from util-linux 2.31.1 e2fsck 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018) ext2fs_open2: Bad magic number in super-block fsck.ext2: Superblock invalid, trying backup ...
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In Clonezilla - what is the “-fsck-src-part-y” option used for? Is it safe to use it?

What is the -fsck-src-part-y option when running Clonezilla?--I'm trying to back up a USB stick with 5 partitions to another USB stick as a file and I'm getting Failed to save partition /dev/sde5. ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 goes to Read-Only mode automatically

In my Ubuntu 19.04, the system goes read-only mode automatically. I fixed it using fsck /dev/sda7 -y But it is not fixed permanently after some time it goes to read-only mode again. I am using dual ...
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Superblock checksum does not match superblock while trying to open /dev/sda2

I attempted to fix it with fsck and e2fsck -b but it didn't work. Actually, my screen goes full of numbers every time I try to fix this issue with those commands. Looks like it all started when I ...
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Booting to Ubuntu prompts me to run fsck on /dev/sda5, which throws an error SIGABRT

I’m using an Asus laptop dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Today, my Ubuntu system updated, and asked me to restart the system. I did, but after selecting “Ubuntu” in the GRUB system ...
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Slow login with home drive on LUKS mounted through pam_mount

I have a separate LUKS encrypted disk on my laptop where my home directory is stored and mounted at login with pam_mount. I've been using this for years and it worked reliably on EXT4. Some time back ...
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Firmware Bug? and unexpected inconsistancy

I have had been having issues with Windows 10 continuously becoming corrupted, and got fed up and installed Ubuntu 18.04. For a while things were going great, however when I went to boot my computer ...
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Failed to load rescue target after fsck

Things happened: Get stuck on the black screen, press the power button to shutdown and reboot. Get the message "filesystem on /dev/sda3 requires a manual fsck". Run command fsck -yf /dev/sda3 and ...
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Unity settings and programs got messed up after fsck disk check

While doing my normal activity on my Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) machine I noticed that Firefox stopped playing sounds from any tab (Applications tab in Sound Settings had something unknown to me listed ...
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Live USB keeps on loading

Recently when I switched on my laptop, I noticed that it went to (initramfs) and refuses to boot to my Xubuntu Desktop. So made a live usb drive with an image of Xubuntu and booted it. It loaded in ...
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How to run a thorough check on a computer drive with `fsck`?

I have booted a computer from a Ubuntu USB stick and I want to use fsck to make a thorough check of the entire /dev/sdb2 disk. Just running sudo fsck /dev/sdb2 returns almost immedeately. But I want ...
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How to handle fsck “Error while scanning inodes”?

I did a check from a bootable Ubuntu USB stick and ran sudo fsck -y /dev/sda2 on the main Linux partition in the computer. The output is something like ... Pass 1B: Rescanning for multiply-...
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How to handle fsck 'Operational error'?

From a bootable USB stick I loaded ubuntu and ran fsck /dev/sda and the output is fsck from util-linux 2.31.1 e2fsck 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018) ext2fs_open2: Bad magic number in super-block fsck.ext2: ...
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How to get out of Readonly FileSystem?

I tried many things, but by the end of the week, I will be in this situation again. I am a dual boot user (Windows 10 Pro & Ubuntu 19.04). I keep both OS up to date. Unlike Windows which is very ...
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Bad magic number in superblock external HDD [duplicate]

I have an external HDD that appears to be broken. Cannot be opened in Windows nor in Ubuntu (it is a NTFS file system). On Windows I have run (two times now) the command chkdsk. There it identifies ...
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How to remove screen msgs after grub2 menu?

After grub2 stage, I get a black screen with the below texts appearing. Next, Ubuntu 18.04 boots up successfully. [ 0.940493] Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e /dev/nvme0n1p3: clean, 300714/...
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Disk likely to fail soon - recovery?

I am not sure what information would be useful so this is where I am stuck now and below I summarize what I have tried so far: I did a SMART self test. This is the assessment: SMART self-test failed. ...
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HDD randomly becomes read-only even after fsck

I'm using a six year old notebook. The old HD died after it started to make some noises. The new one, after months of good use, started getting noisy too. However, the noise would stop for a whole day ...
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Manual fsck doesn't work [duplicate]

I can't seem to choose root access when doing the recovery start and I don't get the # prompt either. Where do I type the command? The way it is it doesn't recognize it. Trying fsck I'm denied ...

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