Background>>I installed fedora april 2012 then changed to ubuntu. Installed on samsung n150, full dns/dhcp active (router functions disabled). Ubuntu set to auto update security only. I periodically reboot after update.
Its worked almost continously for nearly 2 years!!!!
Yesterday I disconnected all cables, reset router to factory, re-configured router to obtain web access and keep "mommas' connections going, + desk + android etc.
Today: boot>ubuntu loads to login screen that lists all 4 users (never seen before)>>password returns to same screen (other pswds give invalid notice). NOTE: these users (except me) are not ubuntu users. They are hda users. ?????
boot ubuntu recovery:>>select fsck (for example)>will mount fs r/w>fails with
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mount error: could not resolve address for hda: unknown error mountall: mount /home/dan/SAVE-EMAIL  terminated with status 1
1>>Can I edit fstab to fix? If so, what to edit?
2>>Can I reinstall ubuntu without losing hda config?
3>>What should I do?
I can boot the samsung with 'pmagic' or 'ubuntu' usb drives.
BTW: I left fedora on the orginal seperate partition and can boot into that.
Pmagic disk utility shows drive is fully functional, gparted shows all partitions with no obvious problems.
NOTE: Its cold in LA (lower Alabama) and I can't (aint) going fishing for a few days, so I can work on this. (at least 'til Thur).