I cannot boot inside my Linux Mint Rebecca 17.2 although, when booting from live CD. I can access both root and home partitions (and swap-space). The problem happened after repartitioning my disk. Because I want to avoid format, do you know any way I can fix it?

fsck didn't work for me when just doing: ~fsck /dev/sda9

When I press enter for Linux Mint 17.2 Cinammon on grub, I get a kernel panic.


The possibilities of what could be going wrong here are too numerous to count. If you can access your data from a live CD copy it off somewhere and re-install. Even if you manage to get it to boot again you'll probably have a lifetime of errors related to whatever it was that caused this. Save yourself the time and re-install now.

  • Often in a while I have some kernel updates gone wrong, or some dkms that did not install ok, and normally an update-grub2 ; grub-install is more than enough to keep it going. Although I agree that if you do not know what you are doing, your recommendation can be the best course of action. – Rui F Ribeiro Dec 3 '15 at 14:56
  • I'm curious how that would help in this situation? The error was caused by a re-partition and he's now getting a kernel panic which means grub is successfully loading the kernel and it's a known good kernel since it used to boot. – David King Dec 3 '15 at 14:58
  • You are absolutely right, no use. – Rui F Ribeiro Dec 3 '15 at 15:02

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