[Solved] Error on Ubuntu boot up – “recovering journal” [closed]

Trying to figure out what this means:

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I got into the GRUB menu, chose Advanced Options, boot in recovery mode, login as root, and I did:

[email protected]:~# sudo fsck -f /
fsck from util-linux 2.27.1
e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
/dev/nvme0n1p2 is mounted.
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

Coincidentally, I am also seeing this fuzzy rainbow thing on the outside of desktop windows:

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But now the machine won’t even boot up at all.

Solution #1:

Step #1:

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 sudo fsck -f /
  • repeat the fsck command if there were errors
  • type reboot

If for some reason you can’t do the above…

  • boot to a Ubuntu Live DVD/USB
  • start gparted and determine which /dev/sdaX is your Ubuntu EXT4 partition
  • quit gparted
  • open a terminal window
  • type sudo fsck -f /dev/sdaX # replacing X with the number you found earlier
  • repeat the fsck command if there were errors
  • type reboot
Respondent: Alexander Mills
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