View Full Version : [ubuntu] The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

August 22nd, 2011, 09:10 PM
I got this message when my computer crashed during an important update. I think it was an HDD access timeout because it just shut off and the power button started blinking. I'm aware that this has been posted a million times but I havn't seen something with these results. I chose to do a manual recovery but an attempted 'mount -o, rw /' but it said it could not find special device 'rw'. I tried FSCK but had no luck. I might not be using the shell properly because I'm a complete noob. I cant just reinstall Ubuntu because I have important stuff saved. Also, I have a dual-boot setup with WinXP. Any suggestions?

March 21st, 2012, 08:23 AM
Wrong command! :)

mount -o remount,rw /
Edit: To fix the update, which you need to do, run

dpkg --configure -a
And then, to reboot


March 21st, 2012, 08:47 AM
Old thread closed.