I received a Ubuntu error message, "Internal Error". When I re-booted, I was presented with a login screen. I could not login, just kept getting the message that the password was incorrect. There is a very brief flash with some error text, but it goes by too fast to read.
Next I attempted to use the recovery option. This did not work out either. FSCK appears to hang. I did receive a message "Supper block last mount time is in the future"
. I let it run overnight without any apparent progress. I also attempted to enter the command line, once again my password for root was not accepted. So I could not enter terminal mode. Also CTRL-ALT-T did not work to enter terminal mode.
I next used a Live CD (Ubuntu 12.10) and that booted successfully. I ran the disk utility to check for bad blocks, it said that the disk was OK. Also ran "badblocks
" on the partition where FSCK did not seem to work. It reported no
I am now looking into how I can boot Ubuntu directly into terminal mode. ie:Edit the start-up process from the Live CD to skip "startx
". Based on what I have read, Ubuntu has changed the start-up sequence to "upstart
" So that would no longer work (but then I can't get into terminal mode).
sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
Would skipping "startx
" allow me to get into terminal mode? What can I edit using the live CD to skip startx
" from starting at boot time? Does this issue even appear fixable or should just I do a reinstall?
I am using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit.