systemd fails to boot most of the time

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Fri Feb 24 05:24:29 UTC 2017

On Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:07:08 -0300, Teresa e Junior wrote:
>My current Ubuntu 16.10 system is constantly failing to boot, and it 
>seems systemd is failing to recognize my fstab partitions. Sometimes, 
>booting works normally, but most times it does not, and I'm left in 
>Emergency mode. I have to reboot many many times until it eventually 


maybe the hard disk is broken. Does smartctl show something
obvious? Are you using SATA cables without clips? How old is the CMOS

  $ sudo smartctl -A /dev/sda


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