[SOLVED] Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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[SOLVED] Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Edit: Solved. See comments towards the end, and this announcement: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=331605

After a reboot on my Lenovo laptop with linux mint 19 stopped booting. The last reboot that worked was a week ago (with a then new kernel).
It seems it gets into a loop when it fails to start some services. The last upgraded package was base-files (yesterday). It boots in rescue mode, and from a USB stick, so the filesystems seems to be fine.

The first error during boot that occurs is this:

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[FAILED] Failed to start Login Service.
See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details.
[  OK  ] Started Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Agent.
[  OK  ] Started Restore /etc/resolv.conf if the system crashed before the ppp link was shut down.
[  OK  ] Started Console System Startup Logging.
[  OK  ] Started Detect the available GPUs and deal with any system changes.
[  OK  ] Started Save/Restore Sound Card State.
[  OK  ] Stopped Login Service.
         Starting Login Service...
[FAILED] Failed to start Login Service.
See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details.
[  OK  ] Stopped Login Service.
         Starting Login Service...
[FAILED] Failed to start Login Service.
See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details.
There are other failures later as well, but this seems to be repeated over and over.

System information:

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System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) info: mate-panel dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BX000UMS v: ThinkPad T450s serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BX000UMS v: SDK0E50510 WIN serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: JBET41WW (1.06 ) date: 12/23/2014
           Chassis: type: 10 serial: N/A
Battery    BAT0: charge: 18.8 Wh 99.8% condition: 18.8/23.2 Wh (81%) volts: 12.3/11.1
           model: SANYO 45N1773 Li-ion serial: <filter>status: N/A cycles: 0
           BAT1: charge: 17.8 Wh 99.9% condition: 17.8/23.2 Wh (77%) volts: 12.3/11.1
           model: SANYO 45N1775 Li-ion serial: <filter>status: Full cycles: 0
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-5600U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Broadwell rev.4 cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10376
           clock speeds: min/max: 500/3200 MHz 1: 1087 MHz 2: 1573 MHz 3: 1523 MHz 4: 1221 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel HD Graphics 5500 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1616
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0
           Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 3080 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:15a2
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:095b
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 544.1GB (56.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_THNSNJ51 size: 512.1GB serial: <filter> temp: 33C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: DataTraveler_G3 size: 16.0GB serial: <filter> temp: 0C
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: DataTraveler_G3 size: 16.0GB serial: <filter> temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 5.8G used: 73M (2%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 189 Uptime: 43 min Memory: 522.9/11708.9MB Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191 running in mate-terminal) inxi: 2.3.56 
Upgrades the last week:

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Start-Date: 2020-09-22  10:55:52
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040299 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpk940m0in
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Purge: linux-headers-4.15.0-115-generic:amd64 (4.15.0-115.116), linux-image-4.15.0-115-generic:amd64 (4.15.0-115.116), linux-modules-4.15.0-115-generic:amd64 (4.15.0-115.116), linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-115-generic:amd64 (4.15.0-115.116), linux-headers-4.15.0-115:amd64 (4.15.0-115.116)
End-Date: 2020-09-22  10:55:58

Start-Date: 2020-09-22  15:07:29
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040212 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpaudyx53f
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Upgrade: librbd1:amd64 (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.3, 12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4), librados2:amd64 (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.3, 12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4)
End-Date: 2020-09-22  15:07:30

Start-Date: 2020-09-23  08:54:25
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040212 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmppndncjjr
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Upgrade: busybox-static:amd64 (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2, 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3), busybox-initramfs:amd64 (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2, 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3)
End-Date: 2020-09-23  08:54:40

Start-Date: 2020-09-23  15:07:45
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040212 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmp9dp67hg4
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Upgrade: firefox-locale-en:amd64 (80.0.1+linuxmint1+tricia, 81.0+linuxmint1+tricia), firefox:amd64 (80.0.1+linuxmint1+tricia, 81.0+linuxmint1+tricia)
End-Date: 2020-09-23  15:07:53

Start-Date: 2020-09-24  08:11:08
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040212 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmp7mahshxz
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Upgrade: libdbi-perl:amd64 (1.640-1ubuntu0.1, 1.640-1ubuntu0.2)
End-Date: 2020-09-24  08:11:09

Start-Date: 2020-09-24  16:15:13
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040212 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpq3nnoa6p
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Upgrade: python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets:amd64 (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.3, 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4), python-aptdaemon:amd64 (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.3, 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4), aptdaemon-data:amd64 (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.3, 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4), python3-aptdaemon:amd64 (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.3, 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4), aptdaemon:amd64 (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.3, 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4), python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets:amd64 (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.3, 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4)
End-Date: 2020-09-24  16:15:17

Start-Date: 2020-09-25  09:18:48
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040212 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmphxlmx5re
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Upgrade: libpackagekit-glib2-18:amd64 (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.5, 1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6), finalrd:amd64 (3~ubuntu18.04.0, 6~ubuntu18.04.1), gir1.2-packagekitglib-1.0:amd64 (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.5, 1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6)
End-Date: 2020-09-25  09:18:51

Start-Date: 2020-09-28  15:16:42
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 44040212 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --set-selections-file /tmp/tmppnyzx71n
Requested-By: pem (1351)
Upgrade: base-files:amd64 (19.0.1, 19.0.2)
End-Date: 2020-09-28  15:16:43
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Please run the following command and post the results:

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 lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,FSTYPE,UUID,MOUNTPOINT
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Hello, pem.

Welcome to the Linux Mint forum. :)
Sorry to read that your Mint 19 Mate fails to complete the boot process and gets stuck on trying to launch the graphical login screen.

Does the installed Mint 19 Mate system present you a terminal login prompt on tty1 or tty2?
(It must be the installed system, not the live system.)
The tty login prompt would be a pure text screen, white letters on black background.
It would read like this:

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Linux Mint 19 laptop tty1

laptop Login:
The cursor would be blinking next to the Login:
You have to type your username and press enter.
Then the next prompt will appear:
Password: Again the blinking cursor would be next to the colon.
You have to type your password and press enter.
(You may not see any visual feedback while you are typing the password. Just type it and press enter.)

Provided both have been entered correctly, your username and the password, you will see the command prompt $ in the next line.
It will look similar to this:
pem@laptop ~ $

Now you are ready to enter terminal commands.

The error message had already given you a command, which was meant to help find out why the login screen could not be displayed.
Please, type this command and press enter.
systemctl status systemd-logind.service

The command will need a second or two and then display the diagnosis what the status of systemd-logind.service is.

Either very carefully write down the displayed messages (can be several lines of hard to understand text) and share them with us
or if you are good at taking photographs, please, take a picture of your screen.
It is important that the complete output of the commandline is readable in the picture.
Please, upload the picture file to a free file hoster and share the URL of the uploaded picture file with us.

Best regards,
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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karlchen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:47 am
Hello, pem.

Welcome to the Linux Mint forum. :)
Sorry to read that your Mint 19 Mate fails to complete the boot process and gets stuck on trying to launch the graphical login screen.

Does the installed Mint 19 Mate system present you a terminal login prompt on tty1 or tty2?
(It must be the installed system, not the live system.)
No, there's nothing on the screen. When attempting to switch to the boot text output the screen is just black. It's not responsive in any way, and when looking at the boot log (in rescue mode) it appears to be looping, with several services failing.
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Hello, pem.

Oops. This is bad. So you have got no chance of entering the suggested systemctl commandline anywhere.
Switching between the virtual console monitors by pressing <Alt><F1>, <Alt><F2>, <Alt><F3> ... <Alt><F6> does nothing, I assume.
(It should switch between the 6 virtual text console monitors. <Alt><F7> should take you to the graphical screen, which does not appear, I know)

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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Larry78723 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:45 am
Please run the following command and post the results:

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 lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,FSTYPE,UUID,MOUNTPOINT
sda is the disk in question (normally mounted at /, /home, and /opt):

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NAME     SIZE FSTYPE   UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
loop0    1.8G squashfs                                      /rofs
sda      477G                                               
├─sda1  29.8G ext4     5563abf4-9a1f-468c-91f5-fe72e61c47fc /mnt1
├─sda2     1K                                               
├─sda5 219.8G ext4     d6d6cfb6-b2f5-48e4-bfa1-841f52a3a869 /mnt
├─sda6 219.8G ext4     0b9bdc3a-6002-41d1-857b-f8e95deeda22 /mnt2
└─sda7   7.6G swap     cb59760c-3629-45a0-9e11-a2512adad291 [SWAP]
sdb     14.9G iso9660  2018-07-17-12-34-23-00               /cdrom
├─sdb1   1.9G iso9660  2018-07-17-12-34-23-00               
└─sdb2   2.3M vfat     044E-AC17                            
sdc     14.9G                                               
└─sdc1  14.9G vfat     2585-0FEC                            /media/mint/DT
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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I don't see either a vfat or efi partition on sda. I don't know how that is possible unless you accidentally deleted it. An update couldn't have caused it. Please post the results of the following command:

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cat /etc/fstab
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Hello Karl, hello pem,

I'm experiencing the same problem on a Linux Mint 19 Tara Xfce machine. The sequence of error messages on the boot screen also starts with

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[  OK  ] Stopped Login Service.
         Starting Login Service...
and I experienced the issue since the first reboot after the installation of the base-files:amd64 package. I am able to access the command line (although it flickers from time to time; sometimes it is even replaced by a mouse pointer which disappears again after a few seconds). Here is the status of the login service, I hope this helps to track down the error:

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root@hostname:~# systemctl status systemd-logind.service
systemd-logind.service - login service
  Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/systemd-logind.service; static; vendor preset: enabled)
  Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2020-09-29 16:08:29 CEST; 5min ago
    Docs: ...
 Process: 1093 ExecStart=/lib/systemd/systemd-logind (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Main PID: 1093 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
  Status: "Shutting down..."

Sep 29 16:08:29 hostname systemd[1]: systemd-logind.service: Service has no hold-off time, scheduling restart.
Sep 29 16:08:29 hostname systemd[1]: systemd-logind.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
Sep 29 16:08:29 hostname systemd[1]: Stopped Login Service
Sep 29 16:08:29 hostname systemd[1]: systemd-logind.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Sep 29 16:08:29 hostname systemd[1]: systemd-logind.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'
Sep 29 16:08:29 hostname systemd[1]: Failed to start Login Service
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Hi, Larry78723,
I guess we are looking at a good old MBR boot machine. - They are still around. - Just typing one one.

Hi, pem.
Cold you please, execute the following terminal command: LC_ALL=C df -h | egrep "^/dev/|Filesystem"
Reason:
lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,FSTYPE,UUID,MOUNTPOINT dsiplayed the existing disks and their partitions, but not how much free space they still have.
The new command should do so.

What I am particlarly interested in are the space details of the disk partitions on /dev/sda1, /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda6.
Actually the most interesting one should be /dev/sda1, because my bet is that is the root filesystem of your Mint 19 in the internal harddisk.

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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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I have the same problem : update yesterday, shutdown, and error this morning, unable to log. After a while, no graphic screen but a single textual login screen. Name+password leads to a blank screen... Nothing works except ALT-CTRL-DEL for rebooting.
I don't have installed timeshift, but have another instance of Linux on another partition... So I can investigate.
My conclusion is that the last update broke something
Only packet upgraded yesterday was base-files:all 19.0.1 19.0.2
Does anybody have a solution ? perhaps revert to 19.0.1 ? And how to ?

Good luck to all !
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

Post by Ellis Karanikolaou »

This appears to be widespread. I have this issue also on Linux Mint 19 / Mate after a update.
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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mjwurtz wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:47 am
Only packet upgraded yesterday was base-files:all 19.0.1 19.0.2
Does anybody have a solution ? perhaps revert to 19.0.1 ? And how to ?

Good luck to all !
I tried

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apt-get install base-files=10.1ubuntu2.10
but nothing changed.
I'm still searching the error in the dbus, without success. As I mentioned here: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=331498 , I found some issues with dbus in less /home/myuser/.xsession-errors
Could you check if you have also dbus erros ?

BR
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Just tagging on to say the same thing is happening for me for my 19.1 machine. I went to restart my computer yesterday and now it won't boot past the splash screen. I tried booting with an older kernel and I even used timeshift to revert back to my oldest snapshot (9/24), but the problem still persists. On the tty screen after logging in, I tried startx, but I get the following error:

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xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/user/.Xauthority
I really hope there will be a fix soon.
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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Larry78723 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:36 am
I don't see either a vfat or efi partition on sda. I don't know how that is possible unless you accidentally deleted it. An update couldn't have caused it. Please post the results of the following command:

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cat /etc/fstab
Not sure why there would be one. I should mention that this is a pure Mint installation, not a dual boot or anything like that.

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=5563abf4-9a1f-468c-91f5-fe72e61c47fc /               ext4    errors=remount-ro,discard 0       1
# /home was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=d6d6cfb6-b2f5-48e4-bfa1-841f52a3a869 /home           ext4    defaults,discard        0       2
# /opt was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=0b9bdc3a-6002-41d1-857b-f8e95deeda22 /opt            ext4    defaults,discard        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=cb59760c-3629-45a0-9e11-a2512adad291 none            swap    sw              0       0
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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karlchen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:47 am
Hi, Larry78723,
I guess we are looking at a good old MBR boot machine. - They are still around. - Just typing one one.

Hi, pem.
Cold you please, execute the following terminal command: LC_ALL=C df -h | egrep "^/dev/|Filesystem"
Reason:
lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,FSTYPE,UUID,MOUNTPOINT dsiplayed the existing disks and their partitions, but not how much free space they still have.
The new command should do so.

What I am particlarly interested in are the space details of the disk partitions on /dev/sda1, /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda6.
Actually the most interesting one should be /dev/sda1, because my bet is that is the root filesystem of your Mint 19 in the internal harddisk.

Karl
Yes, sda1 is the root partition, sda5 is /home, and sda6 /opt. As can be seen, / is not even half full. (But I really should remove some old stuff from /home, I know. :) )

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Filesystem     1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       30627776  12388452  16660472  43% /mnt1
/dev/sda5      226719108 192718552  22460796  90% /mnt
/dev/sda6      226719108  86935408 128243940  41% /mnt2
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

Post by MoeLi »

Hi everyone,
new to the forum, not so new to Linux Mint, but not super experienced. Running Linux mint 19 Tara cinnamon, changed from 18 two weeks ago, worked perfectly. Since yesterday I have the same problem like OP, additional error messages after selecting 'resume normal boot' in re covers mode are:
Failed to start cgroup management daemon, light DM and network manager...
No idea if that helps, but am happy to provide more info if asked for.

I also got this information, when selecting 'repair broken packages' in recovery menu (see picture).

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The not mounted drives are fine. It's only the stuff below that is of interest I think.
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

Post by whips2020 »

hi all !
same dramatic problem here ... it's my work machine (dell vostro with mint 19)
last update was fatal ...
i'm checking some issues but with no luck yet

is this not some kind of login loop ? or a GPU bug ?
the fact is that the screen is flickering every 20/25s ...
have access to tty but keeps on returning to gui boot (well .. blank screen ... )

no exploitable info with : systemctl status systemd-logind.service ...
hope to find something very soon !!!

thx to all searching fellows !!!
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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@karichen - I don't understand how pem's computer ever booted with these differences in mount points or doesn't the mount point in the lsblk data matter?

FROM fstab:

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# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=5563abf4-9a1f-468c-91f5-fe72e61c47fc /               ext4    errors=remount-ro,discard 0       1

# /home was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=d6d6cfb6-b2f5-48e4-bfa1-841f52a3a869 /home           ext4    defaults,discard        0       2

# /opt was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=0b9bdc3a-6002-41d1-857b-f8e95deeda22 /opt            ext4    defaults,discard        0       2

# swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=cb59760c-3629-45a0-9e11-a2512adad291 none            swap    sw              0       0 

FROM lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,FSTYPE,UUID,MOUNTPOINT

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sda      477G                                               
├─sda1  29.8G ext4     5563abf4-9a1f-468c-91f5-fe72e61c47fc /mnt1
├─sda2     1K                                               
├─sda5 219.8G ext4     d6d6cfb6-b2f5-48e4-bfa1-841f52a3a869 /mnt
├─sda6 219.8G ext4     0b9bdc3a-6002-41d1-857b-f8e95deeda22 /mnt2
└─sda7   7.6G swap     cb59760c-3629-45a0-9e11-a2512adad291 [SWAP] 
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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

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@MoeLi - Please start a thread of your own. You probably don't have the same hardware so you'll have a different solution. Please give as much detail as possible and post an inxi -Fxxxz report. This will give us a concise overview of your hardware and on how Mint sees it.

Here is how to generate the report and post it:

Boot from your installation media (USB/DVD)
Open a terminal window (Ctrl-Alt-t). Make it fullscreen to avoid unneeded linebreaks or chopped lines. Execute the command

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 inxi -Fxxxz 
exactly as it has been typed here.

Mark the complete text output which the command will display with your mouse.
Press the keyboard shortcut <Shift><Ctrl>C to copy the marked text into the clipboard.
Enclose the results between the code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply then paste <Ctrl>V them in your reply between the code markers.

The results will help us to help you.

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Re: Laptop with mint 19 stopped booting

Post by nikolaus »

Same symptoms today.

Should I open a new thread?

Is it possible that the last update brought disasted with it?
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