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Login loop( really serious problem)

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Hello guys I have a terrible problem that incant solve , even with the help of other threads..I really don't understand what's happening. I was doing some updates , I run mint 19.3 , then everything froze ( so I did CRTL+ALT+PRT SC + REISUB) to reboot (this was while updating) and when I tried to login I got in a login loop..I would really appreciate some help as I'm studying abroad right now and this computer is my only way to study.
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Re: Login loop

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Try running fsck on your / partition.
viewtopic.php?t=282317
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Re: Login loop

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Hello and thank you! I will do as you say, what is the purpose of this? How it will help me?

Update: I run the command .../sda1 and then I tried to login but it didn't work.

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Re: Login loop

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The command to run on would be on /dev/sda1 . Is sda1 your / partition.
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Re: Login loop

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I'm not sure, I think so.
When I typed the command it said
"Dirty bit is set.Fs was not properly unmounted and some data may be corrupt....../Dev/sda1: 10 files...."

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Re: Login loop

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Hi not sure if you are dual booting with Windows or not.
If you are then take a look at this topic. Same error message that you have reported regarding 'dirty bit'
viewtopic.php?t=238953
It may actually be a Windows issue.

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Re: Login loop

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I don't dual boot, but thanks for your interest man. I still can't figure out how to solve this..

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Re: Login loop

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Lets first check your file system for errors.

To check the file system on your Ubuntu partition...

boot to the GRUB menu
choose Advanced Options
choose Recovery mode
choose Root access
at the # prompt, type or sudo fsck -fy /dev/sda1
repeat the fsck command if there were errors
type reboot
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Re: Login loop

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I'm using mint but I suppose it's the same, by GRUB you mean the BIOS? sorry I'm fairly new to linux

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Re: Login loop

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kostist wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:34 am
I'm using mint but I suppose it's the same, by GRUB you mean the BIOS? sorry I'm fairly new to linux
Grub is the first boot screen, you could google some terms rather than asking everything.
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Re: Login loop

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I'm really sorry for my attitude you are right. Can I access it through terminal? I will search for it and I'll tell you the results

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Re: Login loop

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I booted TO Grub, then I selected the 5.3 recovery mode , and then it stucked , the last line says "end kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown..."

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Re: Login loop

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Ignore
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Re: Login loop

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The answer I got is:

Dirty bit is set. Fs was not properly unmounted and some data may be corrupt automatically removing dirty bit.perforning changes.
/Dev/sda1: 10 files...

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Re: Login loop

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I added this screenshot, that might help you. I run startx in the terminal.
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Re: Login loop

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Something more that might help, I tried to reboot but something is off.
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Re: Login loop

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From terminal can you ping google.com?If not from HDD try pinging after booting from live USB.
Timeshift backups are taken when everything is working, not when you are looking at disaster. A lesson learnt the hard way.

If you can't boot from hdd properly, boot from live USB and try the fsck command I mentioned earlier. It's late night here and may be somebody else may suggest something.
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Re: Login loop

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I have left my USB backup back in my home country so the only timeswift I have is in the SSD. No, I can't ping Google , cause the WiFi I'm using is "eduroam" and I need to connect to it every time manually. It is a disaster, I think I might need to find a USB , download Linux again and install them. If you have any other suggestions I would be more than glad. And again sorry for the spam I made, I was just trying to give every detail possible.

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Re: Login loop

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You have to check your HDD or sdd using
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... Z0Wvs2FIQp . You have to live boot from a flash drive and connect to the Internet for that. If you reinstall you lose all data, I don't think you have a separate home.
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Deepak

I am using Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Login loop

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Oh my God, this seems so complicated I don't have the experience for it and I'm sure I will do a mistake...I think I will install Linux again..☹️☹️
When I read other posts with the same problem they did more simple things and the problem disappeared, I don't know what wrong with my laptop.

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