View Full Version : [ubuntu] 9.10 - 10.04 only boots to maintenance mode

April 26th, 2010, 06:14 PM
poston my phone, so forgive the formatting.

i just ran the ug to 10.04 from karmic and it appeared to run fine (no errors.) system rebooted and i get a "general error mounting filesystems" and then dumped to maintenance mode.

root and swap mount successfully, but root is read only. is there any way to fix this short of a reload. i don't have a second pc very handy at the moment.

April 26th, 2010, 06:47 PM
oy vey. I decided to try remounting root as rw (mount -o remount,rw /) and commented out the line I had added to the fstab a while ago in an effort to get my phone to sync. La-da! I'm booted up in 10.04.

April 27th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Thanks for your self answer! It helps me a lot, as I*was stuck with the same problem as you.
"General error mounting file systems"

I typed
mount -o remount,rw / as you said, and I looked in my fstab file to check everything was ok.
Now it's ok, Ubuntu 10.04 booted.