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[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by bubba66 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:11 am

Hi - Yesterday morning I rebooted my laptop as there had been a few updates and the boot process stopped giving me the option of entering the root password to fix the problem or CTRL D to continue, I haven't had the time to research this much and apologise if it is has already been covered.

If I CTRL D the system boots up and normally and functions fine,

In var/log/fsck this file was saved:-

Log of fsck -C -R -A -a
Fri Aug 23 06:28:46 2019

fsck from util-linux 2.29.2
open: No such file or directory
fsck.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24)
fsck exited with status code 6

Fri Aug 23 06:28:46 2019
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The system is check for a file that no longer exists so hangs at that point, just wondering where to go from here?

System info attached, thanks in advance for any help provided.

DH
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Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by Huckleberry » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:02 am

Can you please just paste the QSI (it'll be easier for everyone to see and read) (in fact, all outputs just bw code tags, when editing, the < / > icon)

You can also:

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sudo apt-history
to see last updates...
When asking for help, please first : Menu => MX Tools => Quick System Info
Even no need to select & copy. The output will get in the clipboard automatically, just paste.


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Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by fehlix » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:18 am

bubba66 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:11 am
fsck from util-linux 2.29.2
open: No such file or directory
fsck.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24)
fsck exited with status code 6
Seems fsck.fat connot find a fat partition?
Please post the conentent of /etc/fstab
e.g just run from terminal commandline

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cat /etc/fstab
and also the partition layout by running from terminal commandline

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lsblk -f
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Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by bubba66 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:46 am

No problem I will do that tonight, thanks.

DH
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Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by bubba66 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:07 pm

Hi :-

cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

#Entry for /dev/mmcblk0p2 :
UUID=e707cc3e-d264-4da3-92ca-8de1e7d76abd / ext4 defaults,noatime 1 1
#Entry for /dev/mmcblk0p1 :
UUID=F8FC-86C0 /boot/efi vfat defaults,noatime,dmask=0002,fmask=0113 0 0
#Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
UUID=2019-07-19-03-41-43-00 /media/Deepin_15.10.1_ iso9660 defaults 0 0
#Entry for /dev/sdb2 :
UUID=BEF2-3E19 /media/Deepin_15.10.1__ vfat defaults,utf8,umask=0 0 2
#Entry for /dev/mmcblk0p3 :
UUID=9f77bd62-9656-47de-8fa6-780001c69acb swap swap defaults 0 0

and

lsblk -f
NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT
sda
└─sda1 vfat 126C-C87D
mmcblk0
├─mmcblk0p1 vfat F8FC-86C0 /boot/efi
├─mmcblk0p2 ext4 rootMX18.3 e707cc3e-d264-4da3-92ca-8de1e7d76abd /
└─mmcblk0p3 swap swapMX 9f77bd62-9656-47de-8fa6-780001c69acb [SWAP]
mmcblk0boot0
mmcblk0boot1



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Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by fehlix » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:16 pm

bubba66 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:07 pm
cat /etc/fstab
#Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
UUID=2019-07-19-03-41-43-00 /media/Deepin_15.10.1_ iso9660 defaults 0 0
#Entry for /dev/sdb2 :
UUID=BEF2-3E19 /media/Deepin_15.10.1__ vfat defaults,utf8,umask=0 0 2
Media entries within fstab are problematic, esp. if those are marked for fsck at boot, and even worse if not available .
Suggest you remove those /media entries, and reboot to see how it goes .
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Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by bubba66 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:57 am

Hi thank you for the help, I removed the /media entries from within fstab and the result was the same did you mean that the entire line should be removed; so all of the section that you put in your reply?

Remove this:-


#Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
UUID=2019-07-19-03-41-43-00 /media/Deepin_15.10.1_ iso9660 defaults 0 0
#Entry for /dev/sdb2 :
UUID=BEF2-3E19 /media/Deepin_15.10.1__ vfat defaults,utf8,umask=0 0 2


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Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by fehlix » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:26 am

bubba66 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:57 am
Hi thank you for the help, I removed the /media entries from within fstab and the result was the same did you mean that the entire line should be removed; so all of the section that you put in your reply?
Right, please double check (or post here again)
/etc/fstab should now look like this:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

#Entry for /dev/mmcblk0p2 :
UUID=e707cc3e-d264-4da3-92ca-8de1e7d76abd / ext4 defaults,noatime 1 1
#Entry for /dev/mmcblk0p1 :
UUID=F8FC-86C0 /boot/efi vfat defaults,noatime,dmask=0002,fmask=0113 0 0
#Entry for /dev/mmcblk0p3 :
UUID=9f77bd62-9656-47de-8fa6-780001c69acb swap swap defaults 0 0
Now do this:
Either boot from LiveUSB and run a filesystem check using geparted on the root device /dev/mmcblk0p2
or
alternatively we could do it within emergency mode like this:
Reboot and when you see
"Give root password for maintenance
Press Control-D to continue"
do type root password and press enter.
You will be logged into root console in single user mode.

We need now remount the "/"-root file system into readonly-mode
run this (type the command and press <ENTER>):

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mount -o remount,ro /
Now perform the pending filesystem-check to clear any dirty bits

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fsck -A -p
After finished do reboot by typing this command and press <ENTER>

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reboot
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[SOLVED] Re: Dell Inspiron 3162 - Boot Process stops

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Post by bubba66 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:53 am

Thank you for all your help, I spotted the thing that was staring me straight in the face!

#Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
UUID=2019-07-19-03-41-43-00 /media/Deepin_15.10.1_ iso9660 defaults 0 0
#Entry for /dev/sdb2 :
UUID=BEF2-3E19 /media/Deepin_15.10.1__ vfat defaults,utf8,umask=0 0 2

In my fstab file the entries for sdb1 & 2 were looking for Deepin 15.10 on which I had created the live system USB, I have removed these carried out the disk check you suggested with a new live system USB created in MX and hey presto all is working now when I boot my system.

Lesson learnt I had created the live system USB in Deepin on my Linx 1010B to see if the baytrail Linx 1010b would boot MX which it did, however, I did not think there would be an issue with 'fstab' when I used that live system to install to the ssd on this Dell Inspiron.

Simple things slip our minds when we rush in, thanks again for the advice.

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