Laptop will not open Ubuntu

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Apr 13 07:44:19 UTC 2016


On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 07:53:37PM -0400, Robert Heller wrote:
> At Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:28:28 -0400 "Ubuntu user technical support, not 
> for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote: 
> 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > When I try to open my laptop (which has Ubuntu 15.04 on it) It will go 
> > past Grub and then give me this error.
> > 
> > -----------------
> > 
> > fsck from util-linux 2.26.2
> > 
> > /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced.
> > 
> > /dev/sda1: lnodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found.
> > 
> > 
> > /dev/sda1: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
> > 
> > (i.e., without -a or -p options)
> > 
> > fsck exited with status code 4
> > 
> > The root filesystem on /den/sda1 requires a manual fsck
> > 
> > 
> > BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
> > 
> > Enter “help’ for a list of built-in commands.
> > 
> > 
> > (initramfs)
> > 
> > ---------------------
> > I do not understand it. Please help me to correct this. Thank you,
> > Dick Barmann
> 
> OK, one of two things happened:
> 
> 1) Your hard drive has suffered a hard 'crash'.
> 2) You shut off your computer improperly.
> 
> you need to run the fsck command manually to fix this (assuming your hard 
> drive has not completely gone bad).
> 
> My guess is you need to type a command like:
> 
> fsck /dev/sda1
> 
Yes, however you probably need to do it from the RAM based login
available at boot via the 'advanced Ubuntu options' entry.  You can't
run fsck to fix disk errors on a mounted disk.

> You should answer yes (or just y) to all of the questions.  If you are lucky, 
> fsck will fix all of the problems and you will then be able to reboot cleanly. 
> It is possible that the file system has been trashed.  In which case you will 
> need to reinstall.  It is (remotely) possible that that hard drive is gone.
> 

-- 
Chris Green



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