[ubuntu-za] Help needed with Ubuntu Mate

Frans de waal meesterarend at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 04:58:24 UTC 2019


If he can boot from a live disk an get teamviewer runing it should work.
Also he can run fsck from the live disks check his hdd for bad sectors
using disks' smart utility, and optionaly reinstall, I would recommend
cleaning the disk from everything but the home folder before reinstalling.

On Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 06:04 Jan, <jan at verslank.net> wrote:

> Good day all,
>
> My friend in Pretoria is a newbie to Ubuntu.
>
> After the power outages and associated interruptions and reboots he is
> stuck with a black screen with a lot of coding, a "initrams" message and a
> terminal. He is connected via dual-boot Windoze, also has a laptop which he
> might be able to get going.
>
> I have suggested he should try to boot on an old kernel at startup, or
> recovery mode, or try these commands:
>
> sudo aptitude reinstall ubuntu-desktop grub-pc grub-pc-bin
>
> sudo touch /forcefsck
>
> sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
>
> sudo apt-get update
>
> sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
>
> He is not making progress. How can we best connect with him to help him
> please?
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Jan
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