I have a Dell Inspiron 5523, which has two drives. One is an HDD (call it sda) and one an SSD (call it sdb). My system is dual boot UEFI with a large part of it being Windows 8 (around 332GB) and a the rest Linux Mint (72GB).
My system had a swap space on sdb and on sda I have two partitions: sda9 has all the system files and sda10 has the home folder files. Recently, I wanted to pass some space from sda9 to sda10 because the first was set up with 60GB and the second with only 7.7GB. So I used gparted live CD and moved 30 GB from sda9 to sda10.
After the procedure finished with no problem, when rebooting again and choosing the Linux Mint Cinammon option, I got a kernel panic printing the following:
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode:0x00007f00 CPU: 2 PID: 1 Comm: sh Not tainted 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu Call Trace: dump_stack +0x45/0x56 panic+0xc8/0x1fc do_exit+0xa57/0xa60 do_group_exit+0x3f/0xa0 SyS_exit_group+0x14/0x20 System_call_fastpath+0x1a/0x1f Kernel Offset: 0x0 from 0xffffffff81000000 (relocation range: 0xffffffff80000000-0xffffffffbfffffff) drm_kms_helper: panic ocurred, switching back to text console
I have tried to fix grub with grub repair but after successfully doing that I've seen no change (the error stays the same).
When trying to boot manually following these instructions, I get the following error:
Targeted filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. /bin/sh: 0: can't access tty: Job control turned off #
Note that when I write
ls on the GRUB command line, I get partitions in the form of
(hd0,gpt9) -> sda9