Partitioning [SOLVED]: After mounting new hard drive, Ubuntu won't boot, only presents grey screen

Partitioning [SOLVED]: After mounting new hard drive, Ubuntu won't boot, only presents grey screen

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    Anonymous

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    I reformatted a 1TB drive to ext4 instead of NFTS yesterday. However, suddenly today, Ubuntu refuses to boot for me.

    I use Grub 2 to be able to boot both Windows 10(on it’s own SSD drive) and Ubuntu 17.04 Gnome(on it’s own SSD drive).

    I am suspecting the 1TB ext4 drive might be dirty. Could it be?

    What I don’t understand is this: I have no access to the terminal. Upon booting Ubuntu, the monitor simply goes grey; no text, and CTRL+ALT+F1 does nothing. I have no idea where to start when I don’t even have terminal access.

    I’ve tried cleaning from the grub menu recovery mode to no luck.

    What can I do to save my Ubuntu partition? enter image description here

    #36570

    Anonymous

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    Your data drive is automonted, so it is hanging because the fstab entry in now incorrect.

    From the recovery mode terminal type:

    nano /etc/fstab
    

    Edit the entry for the data drive. If you only formatted then the UUID should be the same but verify. You need to change the file type to ext4 and change the options to defaults. the result should look like:

    UUID=<the ID> /path/for/mount ext4 defaults 0 0
    

    save and reboot.

    Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/987494/after-mounting-new-hard-drive-ubuntu-wont-boot-only-presents-grey-screen
    Author: ravery
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