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[ubuntu] fsck fail on boot questions

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi All, I booted my regular machine today and it failed to boot complaining it was unable to mount the disc and threw me out to a root prompt. So I tried booting into the failsafe kernel and it gave me some more detailled messages from fsck. Basically what I could deduce from the errors was that a file I had ftp-ed onto the machine yesterday was pointing to the same disc block as one of the gdm log files. Fortunately I have a external USB with ubuntu installed so after making a note of which files were clashing, I booted from that and mounted the drive. I deleted one (Hardware)