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Sapir

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Hi,
My computer just crushed and my screen is stuck on
"dev/sda2: clean **/** files **/** Blocks".

I tried to reboot with :
ctrl+f7 -> During grub screen press the 'e' key to edit the grub and got nothing(says that 'e' command not found).

so I tried also:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" change this to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset".
With:

nano /etc/default/grub
sudo update-grub

When reboot by typing

reboot

Then my computer stuck on the ASUS logo, and after I reboot by pressing the shutdown button it returns to :

"dev/sda2: clean **/** files **/** Blocks".



can someone help me to figure it out?
any help would help.
thank u!
 


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It may help to tell us which version of Linux you're using, as there are many and they have quite a few differences among them. Judging by the 'e' key, it's ElementaryOS?
 

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Do you have Timeshift installed and set up ?
 
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It may help to tell us which version of Linux you're using, as there are many and they have quite a few differences among them. Judging by the 'e' key, it's ElementaryOS?

Hi, version 'Ubuntu 20.04.2'.
and no, it's not ElementaryOS ...
 

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I saw some suggestions that said:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

but i don't know if this command will delete everything I own on Ubuntu ...
 

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I saw some suggestions that said:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

but i don't know if this command will delete everything I own on Ubuntu ...
Does your machine have an Nvidia GPU? You might try the following:
1. booting from a Live USB.
2. Launch a terminal.
3. In the terminal list the partition layout, locate the one Ubuntu is in with lsblk
Code:
lsblk
4. Mount the partition/disk where Ubuntu is installed in
Code:
sudo mount /dev/sda #change /sda for the appropiate one you got from lsblk.
5. Run a file system check in the partition
Code:
sudo fsck -y /dev/sda #change /sda for the appropiate one you got from lsblk.
6. Wait for the process to finish, once it is, umount the partition
Code:
sudo umount /dev/sda #change as appropiate
7. Close the terminal and reboot.
As for Timeshift, these links might help you
https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift
 

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Timeshift..
actually, I'm not familiar with that. can you explain what is it?


 

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Well, the TS option is of course only useful once the OP has recovered his system.
:)

@Sapir I note that you have had Threads active with us since December. If you have been using the same Ubuntu during that time, then the error is resulting because of changes you have made, or else because some software upgrade has caused havoc.

Tell us more about what you were doing prior to the failure, and also tell us
  1. Have you removed or modified Python in some way
  2. Have you run major updates and upgrades
  3. Anything else out of the ordinary
The 'e' option @Sapir was referring to is an option in a standard Debian-based Grub Menu, to alter the startup parameters, not Grub itself, nor related to Elementary OS.

@Sapir do you have a Grub Menu at startup, and does it include a line for advanced options?

Cheers

Wizard
 

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Well, the TS option is of course only useful once the OP has recovered his system.
....you mean the horse has bolted?!....a tad late to slam the stable door!?
 
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