I am a linux newbie, I have been using ubuntu with no major problems for 1 month, until two days ago i had a boot failure and havn't been able to resolve it upto to this moment.
I am stuck at this point with no clue how to proceed. I have done a lot of research in linux forums and therefore i have collected some information about the error which could be helpful:
The error message is:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough ?)
- Check root = (did the system wait for the right device ?)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/bd4d1516-41d3-4fe1-97b2-398c355683bc does not exist . Dropping to a shell!
I have used my ubuntu installation cd and ran the try ubuntu option and typed the following commands in the ubuntu terminal.
Typing cat /etc/fstab, i get:
aufs / aufs rw 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
Typing sudo fdisk -l, i get:
Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000e90bc
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 109419 878908086 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 * 109420 109432 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 109432 120863 91821056 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 120864 121601 5927985 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 120864 121601 5927953+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Typing sudo blkid, i get :
/dev/sda2: UUID="B044235644231F1A" LABEL="System Reserved" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda3: UUID="680E257C0E254502" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda5: UUID="7f3bdbc1-0c69-43ec-859f-cf9163dbd3ec" TYPE="swap"
I hope anyone out here can help with this issue.
Thank you in advance