Ubuntu – Partial upgrade to 16.04.3 LTS error cannot create wakeup


New to all this so be please be gentle!
I've run a partial upgrade to 16.04.3. I guess I should have investigated why I was offered a partial upgrade before doing it!
I now find that it fails to boot. The first error I see is …

/etc/rc.local: cannot create /sys/bus/usb/devices/4-3/power/wakeup directory nonexistent.

Ubuntu then starts in read-only to protect the file system.

I can start the system by using sudo mount -o remount, rw /
and then sudo lightdm

I can see that there is no 4-3 directory in devices but if I try to create it I receive "operation not permitted."

Would this be the correct way to pursue the problem? If so, how can I create the directory.

I did run fsck which came back clean.

UUID from fstab and blkid are as follows….


/dev/disk/by-uuid/FD0EFB4B320ABC20 /mnt/FD0EFB4B320ABC20 auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show,noauto 0 0

/dev/disk/by-uuid/11637A9FD34E470C /mnt/11637A9FD34E470C auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0
/dev/disk/by-uuid/0624ecdd-aa57-4fa8-afa9-3eafe1cf9af7 /mnt/0624ecdd-aa57-4fa8-afa9-3eafe1cf9af7 auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0


/dev/sda1: UUID="22931bea-2f79-4b32-91ea-7c4d454de2be" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="000d17e3-01"
/dev/sda5: UUID="2bd637ad-5212-456e-8ddc-ec3288eee703" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="000d17e3-05"

Best Answer

This problem is usually associated with a mismatch in the /etc/fstab file, which manages disk assembly on a Linux system, especially when one of the affected partitions is root (/). To solve this:

  1. Boot recovery mode (or using a live-cd/usb);
  2. mount -o remount, rw /
  3. run blkid to annotate the UUIDs of existing partitions;
  4. edit /etc/fstab, updating the correct UUIDs.
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