Boot up failure EXT3-fs error
I'm running Ubuntu Feisty on a partitioned Toshiba Satellite laptop.
Has been running fine until I did a software update today. Now when I boot up I get this error:
[75.640000] hda: drive not ready for command
[105.640000] EXT3-fs error (device hda3): ext3_find_entry: reading directory 2 offset 0
Boots in to what I think is the kernel
Is this an easy fix? Any help is really appreciated, I'm trying to do my accounts!
Well interesting situation you have come across. Basically my suggestions for how you can at least figure out what happen is:
1. boot of the live cd
2. mount your HD
3. read the log files
4. Could just be a config problem
5. Chroot into your env., and try to bug fix
Suggestions for the future:
1. Don't auto-update unless you are comfortable with these types of problems.
2. Know the updates; Make sure the update is necessary and that it will in fact "fix" something that is possible not working on your system
5. Backup ( Can never have too many backups)
If you find any strange log messages post them please. Sorry that i don't have a direct answer.
If I boot up from a LIve CD will I be able to access any files from the hard drive? eg gnucash accounts.
Select "recovery" mode at the grub prompt - this is single user mode, but more importantly for you allows you to see the boot messages. Should give you a better idea of the problem. Probably needs a manual fsck.
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