05-18-2019 12:24 AM - edited 05-18-2019 12:43 AM
I am look for some advice/ help on this perplexing issue that has been hounding me for days now.
I have X1 Carbon 6th Gen. It came with 512 SSD with windows 10. I split SSD into 2 parts, and installed ubuntu 18.04 into the second one. Grub is my boot manager
Everything was working fine. One day, Ubuntu crashes. On subsequent boot, it takes me to initramfs prompt, saying that I need to run fsck manually on /dev/nvme0n5. Once I run that, it says that it cannot re-mount nvme0n5 - no such file or directory exits. It happens every single time.
I googled a bit. I was told I need to run fsck on nvme0n5 externally, i.e. using a live USB. I created Ubuntu Live USB using Rufus with Gpt and UEFI. When I boot in, I was not able to see nvme0n5 using $ fdisk -l. Moreover, I can't see any parition except USB on Gparted
Since then I have tried:
In all of this, Win 10 works perfectly fine. I thought about re-installing Ubuntu. However, all the online guides suggest I do it via Live USB, and I can't find my SSD volume when I try to install via Live USB option.
Any advice/ help would be a life saver!
05-21-2019 01:58 AM
For anyone facing the same issue:
I gave up on fixing the existing Ubuntu. Live USB was not able to detect drives because of sector issues on ubuntu volume. I was able to see that in boot up logs of Live USB
I went to Ubuntu, deleted the volume. And did a fresh Ubuntu installation.
05-22-2019 05:43 PM
Thank you for using the community forums.
We have limited support and compatibility for Linux OS. Based on this article https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd031426?CID=ww:lenovosocial:20x9m6, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is tested only to work with the Ubuntu 16.04 version. You may try first to install the recommended Ubuntu version and check if the issue remains.
Let us know how it goes.