Installed Ubuntu twice and Linux Mint once onto an SSD that used to be a system disk after Ubuntu was corrupted in upgrade.
Every time, I get the same result. When I try to boot from the disk, I get a black screen with a cursor, and nothing loads.
I am able to get something to load when I choose "Boot from first hard disk" in a live CD.
However, this drops me to Busybox, and doesn't load all of the commands. I cannot
fsck, for instance. A simple
exit crashes the system so that
ALT + CTRL + Delete won't restart.
I tried the solutions here, trying to use an alternate superblock. I don't think it applies because the disk appears to be otherwise usable.
fsck -b returns clean and I've tried at least 3 superblocks with Ubuntu and Linux Mint installs. I don't think that's the issue.
I've also tried adding
root=/dev/sdc1 to my grub to pass on to the kernel, as outlined here. At least, I added them to my grub parameters and updated grub via a live CD using this method. Perhaps this was wrong but it was all I have been able to find before this point.
So far, no dice. The machine isn't even printing different errors.
Is it possible that the SSD isn't bootable anymore, despite being able to read/write and reporting clean from a fsck?
If not, how can I fix it?