Previously this post was titled: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk `hd0'. I looked at the other post with this subject viewtopic.php?f=46&t=144889]
but I'm not getting a grub> prompt as mentioned in that post and every other post I can find on the error. So...
New Lenovo Thinkpad x1 in June, in October put then new/current Mint on it... version 14(or 16, which ever was new/current) Cinnemon 64bit (I think). Dual boot.
1) Tried moving files onto usb drive, it was too full so I deleted some and emptied the trash, moved files onto drive. Unmounted the drive. Tried to eject it but it wouldn't, since it was unmounted I pulled the drive anyway.
2) Tried saving a text file to /home/alec/somewhere (just normal subdirectory of my user account) but got an error about trying to write to read-only disk.
3) I think the gui became inactive then because I wasn't able to close any program or shutdown the computer properly. So I held the computer's power button to force shutdown.
4) That is was the end. Not able to boot anymore into Mint or Windows. I get the normal os selection menu, but when I choose Mint I get the following (and w/Windows it starts but fails and then also brings up the following, or maybe it goes back to os selection menu)
Whether I click a key or stare at the screen for a long time I get this:
From there I can't find any files from the normal file system and the directory structure does not look like what I'm accustomed to.
I'm running Mint off a usb drive on this computer.
I can access files saved on the Windows partition.
I cannot access files on the Linux partition:
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mint@mint ~ $ sudo fsck /dev/sda7
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
e2fsck 1.42.5 (29-Jul-2012)
/dev/sda7: recovering journal
Superblock needs_recovery flag is clear, but journal has data.
Run journal anyway<y>? yes
fsck.ext4: unable to set superblock flags on /dev/sda7
/dev/sda7: ********** WARNING: Filesystem still has errors **********
And don't know what else to do. My Linux/commandline skills aren't great, but I'm not inept or completely new either.
Thanks in advance. ~Alec