Well I wanted to post this on a ubuntu forum, but didn't have enough reputation, so I just post it here (same error on kali linux)
So this just happend to me and I wanted to share it with y'all, perhaps it helps somebody:
So I run Kali Linux in a VMware enviroment on Windows and I was away from my computer. It went to sleep (while transfering files to a shared windows folder) and when I came back it only showed a black screen. So I did a restart but then a blue screen happend. After restarting my host I went and tried to power up the kali linux OS, then I got the following error:
Piix4_SMBus: 000:00:07.3: Host SMBus controller bus not enabled
not only that, it was stuck on a initramfs console. After trying all the stuff I found related to this error (adding the blacklist stuff in any imagionable way) I went back to the error. If you are in the initramfs console then type exit. It should show a error what is happening.
For me it showed that the /dev/sda1 had problems and I had to run fsck manually. What I did not mention before is that I managed to get inside the kali linux OS by adding the original ISO as a CD to VMware. I then entered the boot menu with F2 and changed the boot order to have CD on top.
You then get additional advanced boot options, also the recovery kali linux OS. (the graphical didn't work, just use the console one) follow all the steps and enter the /dev/sda1 as root console. Then type the following commands:
mount -o remount,ro /
it should do a fsck scan now and for me it showed a lot of errors. Just press enter on every error and then do a reboot. Change the boot order in the BIOS again and then it should boot normally.