Newly installed UbuntuMATE 18-04 does not boot

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 21:15:18 UTC 2018


On 04/06/2018, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
> The first steps of troubleshooting could be
>
> 1. Run a LINUX from a live media, e.g. an Ubuntu Mate 18.04 live DVD,
>    by choosing the option to test Ubuntu Mate without installing it.
>
> 2. After the session started, open a terminal.
>
> 3. Run
>    sudo gparted
>
> 4. In the right upper corner of the gparted window is a selection box.
>    Select one drive after the other, perhaps you could see, that
>    something already is installed.
>
> 5. Run
>    caja
>
> 5. Mount all partitions, caja does provide mount options, but you not
>    necessarily get access to all directories, since the live DVD default
>    user might have UID 1001 and the /home/* of the installed user might
>    be owned by 1000, but there's no need to access /home/*. However, if
>    you want to acess it, run
>    sudo caja
>    or
>    sudo -i
>    and take a look by using command line only.
>
> If you should see an installed Linux, e.g. run
>
> cat /media/u*mate/*/etc/os-release
>
> resp.
>
> cat /mount/point/etc/os-release
>
> the next step could be installing grub (not the packages, but the bootloader
> to the drive).
>
>

gparted shows the partition that should be the / partition, as having
7.33GB used.

mount does not work - "can't find in /etc/fstab".

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Bret Busby
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