Not this thime.
This time, after rebooting, the graphical login prompt didn’t appear, just a blank screen. After a while, it fell back into terminal mode, saying it was in emergency mode.
As I had to use my computer the next day for a training I was slightly worried. Fortunately, I had another computer that I could use the next day, and the next morning after the training I took to the internet and tried to repair the pc. After failing to mount the problematic harddrive partition and failing to repair it with
dumpe2fs, this is what I did:
- Boot the laptop from usb stick with Pop OS installer
- Fire up a terminal
lsblkto view the devices
mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdb3to obtain the location of a superblock backup
fsck -b 98304 /dev/sddto repair the partition
- answer ‘yes’ to all the fixes
After these steps, I could login to my laptop again!
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