View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Natty refuses to mount HDD at start up.

April 13th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Okay so recently I was having some "GNOME Settings Daemon" crash errors, so I decided to restart my laptop. Ever since then, whenever I boot up (in any mode) it asks me to mount the harddrive, cancel the mount, or reload something rather. I had some important stuff, so is there any fix to this? I'm guessing it's just a Natty Bug.

Edit: I'm in the 10.10 LIVE CD now, and it recognizes my HDD and partitions just fine. 11.04 is my only OS currently.

NOTE:: This is what it says

Ubuntu 11.04

Searching for harddrive "/" to mount.

Press S to skip, M to mount, or R to reload.

PC Specs:

Acer Extensa 5230e
150gb HDD
2 gigs of ram
intel celeron 9
OK video memory

April 30th, 2011, 11:55 PM
Just tried to upgrade and faced the same problem. I'm copying out files from HDD using the Live CD. Thank you for the tips.

Is there a way to do a repair of the system? Otherwise I am planning to do a fresh installation from the Live CD after my data files are backed up.