[SOLVED] System Failed to Boot (I think)

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ChadnCQ
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[SOLVED] System Failed to Boot (I think)

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Cinnamon 19.2
Failed to Boot.
Tried the 7 recovery options that came up and ALL finish with the following:
[screds of data comes up on the screen then.....

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Failure: File system check of the root filesystem failed
The root filesystem on /dev/sda5 requires a manual fsck
??? then:

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BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubutntu 1 :1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs)
Cannot get mobile fone camera shots to pin to this post
Im at a lose as to what it all means and what to do next.
(Am trying to now recover docs, app lists etc using 'Xtra-PC' USB stick) :(
tia (thanks in advance)
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Re: System Failed to Boot

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I guess I'll have to regress and reopen my win10 box :( :( :(
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Re: System Failed to Boot

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When you have that one running, you might as well use it to make a live Mint USB. That'll give you a lot of options for data recovery and troubleshooting.
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Re: System Failed to Boot

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Hello, ChadnCQ.

At the point where you read

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Failure: File system check of the root filesystem failed
The root filesystem on /dev/sda5 requires a manual fsck
and the are presented the Busybox initramfs prompt

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BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubutntu 1 :1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs)
try to tyype the command fsck -y /dev/sda5 and pressing Enter and see whether it succeeds.
Then try rebooting by typing reboot and pressing Enter.

Best regards,
Karl
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Re: System Failed to Boot

Post by ChadnCQ »

Many thanks to MOEM & KARLCHEN for your kind help.
Having at last saved (phew!) my "Valuable" doxs and downloads... just decided to wipe HDD and load up LinuxMint 20
at boot is said that (initramfs failed to unpack)??? but then went on and presented the desktop....again phew! wiping the sweat from my brow!!!

So... at this point in time I'll wait with abated breath and say "SOLVED" for the time being

Again Many thanks for the assisit
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