kubuntu 12.10 and linuxmint RC 14 boot only after "recovery mode" fsck
One and a half year ago, I bought for my wife an Acer aspire 5253 with Windows 7 installed.
On the 320 GB hard drive it had 3 primary partitions, I reduced one of them and made a 4th primary partition of 160 GB and installed Kubuntu 11.04, later upgraded to 12.04
Until now it worked perfect, but a week ago Kubuntu refused to boot but did so after a partition check with gparted.
After a couple of boots I had to use recovery mode fsck to make it boot and finally it refused to boot altogether.
Windows 7 still booting OK.
I deleted the linux primary partition, made an extended partition with two ext3 partitions and installed Kubuntu 12.10 and Mint 14.
Both only boot properly after recovery mode fsck without this they boot sometimes but with the wrong monitor resolution 1024x768 instead of 1366x768.
Windows still boots OK, so I don't think it is the hard drive, but what is going on?
I changed FSCKFIX=no to FSCKFIX=yes in /etc/default/rcS in Mint 14 and it boots easier now.
Last edited by nenijn; 11-21-2012 at 06:29 PM.