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I am trying to boot into my Ubuntu 11.10 partition and after the purple screen the boot scripts just stop. I have multiple partitions.
1. Backtrack 5
2. Slackware 13.37
3. Ubuntu 11.10 <-- The Problem
4. Ubuntu 10.04
I can access the 11.10 filesystem from other partitions but I cant access my home folder because it's encrypted, I tried running ecryptfs-mount-private but it doesnt seem to be recognized as a command. In the 10.04 partition I try to access it, but I get a message window saying that the file is broken. Is there a way to remedy this, I am trying to do my best with what I know but its not working. If someone knows a way to fix this I would be greatly appreciative.
Thanks man I'll give it a try, I'm still awestruck at how a partition can just choose not to boot. I looked at it more closely last night and it seems like the audio driver doesnt want to boot so it halts the whole operation. I'm not sure if thats right but thats what it looked like. Everything I've found online is for stuff that has to do with live booting and I dont need that. Are there any other places online that you think would be a good source for an answer? Such as another forum or just a help site?
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 14.2
An audio driver should not stop the boot process. Since you have several systems installed, boot one that will come up. Go to the partition of the failing system.
There will be a directory /var/log on that partition. Boot failures should get logged. Look in the file 'syslog'. The file may be large, look toward the bottom using the time stamps as a guide. You are looking for error messages. I would expect that to give you some idea on what is happening, and a reason for the system failing to boot up.
Post the error messages if you have no idea what they are trying to tell you.
This is the only thing I see that is important. This is showing you have disk errors on sda1 partition. It is mounted read only. This is what the kernel will do if there are disk errors. Is this the partition Ubuntu 11.10 is on?
Yes or no, you will need to fix the disk errors. The file system can not be mounted when you try to fix it. So, boot from one of the systems that is not sda1. You can try to fix the system with the command 'sudo fsck.ext4 -v /dev/sda1'.