Ubuntu – Installed ubuntu-touch package to test Unity8, computer won’t start because it can’t find data partition


I wanted to try Unity8 on Ubuntu 15.10 and after some searching I found you have to install the ubuntu-touch package, I did and after a log out and switching to Unity Touch on the greeter the computer rebooted and it won't start because it can't find the data partition.

It listed the following:

Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
/scripts/panic/adbd: line 22: can't create /sys/class/android_usb/android0/idVendor: nonexistent directory
/scripts/panic/adbd: line 23: can't create /sys/class/android_usb/android0/idProduct: nonexistent directory
/scripts/panic/adbd: line 24: can't create /sys/class/android_usb/android0/functions: nonexistent directory
/scripts/panic/adbd: line 25: can't create /sys/class/android_usb/android0/enable: nonexistent directory
Segmentation fault

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)

and it gave me a (initramfs) prompt

Now I am not a super technical user but I can figure most things out, on this one I am stumped.

I am thinking about trying to boot from a live USB and see if I can recover the data (the system in on a SSD and all my user data on a HDD) and worst case scenario just reset everything and install ubuntu from scratch, however if there is something I can try first and be able to recover my system it would be preferable.


Best Answer

It's complaining because it has nowhere to create Android files (the directory needs to be made). Try rebooting, if that doesn't work, report back to me.

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