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Old 07-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Filesystem not mounting Ubuntu 11.10


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.
 
Old 07-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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This link may help. -->http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2011/...r-private.html
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
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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?
 
Old 07-23-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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Alright thanks man Ill give it a look!
 
Old 07-23-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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So the first error message I found is this


Jul 20 02:00:01 ubuntu-Satellite-L505 CRON[4312]: (CRON) error (grandchild #4313 failed with exit status 1)

No idea what it means so hopefully you can give me some insight
 
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Cron jobs are scheduled programs, I don't think this has anything to do with not booting. This would happen after the system was up. Look at the bottom of the file, the last 20 to 30 lines.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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This is what I get but I still have no idea what it means

Jul 21 14:27:07 connor-Satellite-L505 rtkit-daemon[1610]: Supervising 4 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
Jul 21 14:27:08 connor-Satellite-L505 rtkit-daemon[1610]: Successfully made thread 1753 of process 1752 (n/a) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Jul 21 14:27:08 connor-Satellite-L505 rtkit-daemon[1610]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
Jul 21 14:27:08 connor-Satellite-L505 rtkit-daemon[1610]: Successfully made thread 1754 of process 1752 (n/a) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Jul 21 14:27:08 connor-Satellite-L505 rtkit-daemon[1610]: Supervising 6 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
Jul 21 09:27:09 connor-Satellite-L505 dbus[687]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.UDisks' (using servicehelper)
Jul 21 09:27:09 connor-Satellite-L505 dbus[687]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.UDisks'
Jul 21 09:28:11 connor-Satellite-L505 dbus[687]: [system] Activating service name='com.ubuntu.SystemService' (using servicehelper)
Jul 21 09:28:12 connor-Satellite-L505 dbus[687]: [system] Activating service name='org.debian.apt' (using servicehelper)
Jul 21 09:28:12 connor-Satellite-L505 dbus[687]: [system] Successfully activated service 'com.ubuntu.SystemService'
Jul 21 09:28:13 connor-Satellite-L505 AptDaemon: INFO: Initializing daemon
Jul 21 09:28:13 connor-Satellite-L505 dbus[687]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.debian.apt'
Jul 21 09:28:13 connor-Satellite-L505 AptDaemon: INFO: UpgradeSystem() was called with safe mode: 1
Jul 21 09:28:13 connor-Satellite-L505 AptDaemon.Trans: INFO: Simulate was called
Jul 21 09:28:13 connor-Satellite-L505 AptDaemon.Worker: INFO: Simulating trans: /org/debian/apt/transaction/2a4acad5845d41c1869e6737ea24ed4c
Jul 21 09:28:16 connor-Satellite-L505 AptDaemon.Worker: INFO: Upgrade system with safe mode: 1
Jul 21 09:34:13 connor-Satellite-L505 AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting due to inactivity
Jul 21 09:34:13 connor-Satellite-L505 AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting was requested
Jul 21 09:40:32 connor-Satellite-L505 anacron[2264]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2012-07-21
Jul 21 09:40:32 connor-Satellite-L505 anacron[2264]: Will run job `cron.daily' in 5 min.
Jul 21 09:40:32 connor-Satellite-L505 anacron[2264]: Will run job `cron.weekly' in 10 min.
Jul 21 09:40:32 connor-Satellite-L505 anacron[2264]: Jobs will be executed sequentially
Jul 21 09:40:37 connor-Satellite-L505 kernel: [ 841.789471] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
Jul 21 09:45:32 connor-Satellite-L505 anacron[2264]: Job `cron.daily' started
Jul 21 09:45:32 connor-Satellite-L505 anacron[2308]: Updated timestamp for job `cron.daily' to 2012-07-21
Jul 21 09:50:04 connor-Satellite-L505 sudo: pam_ecryptfs: pam_sm_authenticate: /home/connor is already mounted
Jul 21 10:00:03 connor-Satellite-L505 CRON[2542]: (root) CMD ( test -x /usr/sbin/tigercron && { [ -r "$DEFAULT" ] && . "$DEFAULT" ; nice -n$NICETIGER /usr/sbin/tigercron -q ; })
Jul 21 10:00:03 connor-Satellite-L505 CRON[2541]: (CRON) error (grandchild #2542 failed with exit status 1)
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #9
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EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
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'.

Here is a link to a more detailed How To Fix.

-->http://justcheckingonall.wordpress.c...t4-partitions/

Has the machine been powered down without a proper 'shutdown' command?

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #10
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Yes /dev/sda1/ is the Ubuntu 11.10 partition, I am using the 10.04 partition right now. Ill try unmounting it and seeing if this command works, I hope it will.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:32 PM   #11
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Now it says this,

e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Ubuntu_11.10: clean, 406235/16441344 files, 65647060/65733243 blocks
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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If you go to the link I posted, there is a command to force the file system check.

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fsck.ext4 -cDfty -C 0 /dev/sd**
The 'f' in the command should force the system to run a complete check.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:39 PM   #13
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I copy pasted the command and the previous post I had was the output it gave me. I ran it a second time and got the same output.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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What happens if you try to boot that system now?
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #15
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I tried and got the same output

it tries to start up pulse audio that fails, then saned fails and its just a whole mess.
 
  


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