Ubuntu boots into emergency mode. ^D and other recovery options fail. How can I fix it?

jm flag

From similar questions, I thought it would be useful to run blkid and cat etc/fstab for your reference to help me figure out what is going on.

blkid has only 1 entry: /dev/sda1 which is my HDD with OS, while /etc/fstab has the same listed with its UUID=dd243628-27f1-4448-9480-c9e336997d0

I took a screenshot

jm flag

Problem was in the /etc/fstab where I had added a USB drive entry prior to the previous shutdown before being unable to boot. (See last entry on the screenshot for sdb1)

This entry happened when I was trying to mount my USB drive.

Solution? I just commented out that entry using 'sudo nano /etc/fstab' and hard rebooted the PC.

The MF booted right up into my regular Lubuntu desktop.

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ru flag
Please, mind your language and stop writing things such as "MF" in your answers... Thank you.
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jm flag
what's wrong with writing it- MF?
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us flag
@AfroFX Can you please let us know the full form of MF such that there won't be any confusion?
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jm flag
It is what it appears to be MF - a MainFrame

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