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Old 01-31-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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Crash during update. Ubuntu will not boot.

I am on dual boot alongside windows 7 (which works fine). However, when I try to boot into linux I get a few minutes of the ubuntu icon. (sorry for lack of technical terminology)

after a few minutes i get terminal sort of screen saying:

fsck from util-linux-ng- 2.16
/dev/sda5: clean, 165561/625856 files, 984444/2502115 blocks

I have attempted to boot from the live cd i installed from and there is no system response from it.

I am really at a loss right now. Any help would be appreciated to either uninstall linux from here or just to get it to boot.
Old 02-01-2010, 04:28 AM   #2
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Have you ever been able to boot into linux?

I am not familiar with the dual boot options but is there a choice like booting linux in console mode?
Old 02-01-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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I have been able to boot into linux before. there is a recovery mode. when selected i end up in the same place as with a regular boot.
Old 02-01-2010, 09:51 AM   #4
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Boot from the ubuntu CD. Make sure you are indeed booting from the Ubuntu CD. Most manufacturer PC will let you hit F12 on boot to select which boot device you want to use. If F12 doesn't work then change the boot order in your BIOS to boot from CD first.

Once you get the Live CD up and running open a command prompt and run e2fsck on your hard drive with this command.
e2fsck -fpvy /dev/sda5
e2fsck is used to check ext3 and ext 4 File systems. Here is what the options do

-f force check even if FS is marked clean
-p Repair any issues
-v Verbose (Print what it is doing)
-y Assume Yes to all questions

Last edited by worm5252; 02-01-2010 at 09:52 AM.
Old 02-01-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for your time but i found out what was going on. My cd drive is entirely shot. I was able to boot from USB and it works fine. Thanks again


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