Ubuntu Load Up: Fails

Chadd Monahan Chadd at Chefsusa.com
Fri Dec 26 16:26:33 UTC 2008


Hi. I have Ubuntu installed on a Dell Laptop that had Windows XP Home
Edition and Professional on it. I decided to give this old laptop to my
younger brother with Ubuntu on it for his birthday. We used the whole
hard drive for Ubuntu, removing Windows. After a week or two, the laptop
could not boot right. He turned it on, waited the normal time, saw the
Ubuntu boot screen, and after that, it had some error and fdschk could
not load automatically. (It was in white text with a black background)
It said the administrator had to perform it. I am no administrator, and
I need help fixing it shortly. If you need more information, I am here
most of the day. I just need it fixed shortly. Thanks!

 Here is what it says: 



c/dev/sda1: Unexpected Inconsistency: Run FDSCK manually. 

fdschk dies with exit status 4

 An automatic fdschk of the root file system failed.

 The root file system currently mounted in read-only mode. A
maintenance shell will now be started. After performing maintenance,
press CTRL-D to terminate the maintenance shell and restart the system.
bash: no job in this shell. 

 root at user-laptop:~#

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