Ubuntu Studio 12.04 not starting up

Andrew Huys musiek.sparta.nc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 12:28:08 UTC 2012

On 11/19/2012 06:28 AM, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:03:35AM +0000, David King wrote:
>> I am using Ubuntu Studio 12.04 and all was well until today, now I
>> can no longer boot into it. I get some text on the screen but it
>> does not get as far as letting me log in.
>> First it was some messages about not being able to touch some files
>> in my home directory due to read only file system. I did a hard
>> reboot (keyboard was unresponsive) and then next time I tried to
>> boot there were various other messages. I had to hard reboot again
>> and boot into a different distro.
>> What could be wrong with it?
> Hi David,
> I'm not sure, as I haven't loaded my lucid installation in ages, but I think I
> saw -lowlatency mentioned having been updated over the weekend. Could that be
> the reason? Do you have older kernels available that you could boot into?
> It's of course possible that the filesystem has suffered damages for whatever
> reason, can you boot into single-user mode and run fsck on it?
> I would check previous kernels first, though, if there are any.
> Best regards,
Sounds like a physical problem: bad HDD?  A damaged sector will 
sometimes render a HDD read-only. I've had that happen to me on a number 
of occasions.
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