After running the updates today I think appcentre said there were 8 updates, it seemed to hang the process while running 2 "operating system" updates. I waited a few hours for it to finish (5 I think) but it never did. I tried to reboot the system but it didn't respond so I (against my better wisdom) forced the appcentre closed and force rebooted. Now I can only boot into emergency mode. I'm not sure what to do now. I'm reading that I should try a live distro and try to fschk the root partition. I'm about to try that now. Anyone know what to try here, or need more info? I can't seem to get network access in emergency mode; at least I don't know how to...
I had the same behaviour yesterday and thanks to Your comments I realized that the last chance I did to my machine was precisely in the fstab file.
I removed the problematic line and voyla! it worked.
here it is the procedure:
1.in the terminal showed while booting Press CTRL-D to enter emergency mode
2. enter the command
3. move to the problematic entry with arrow keys, in vi you could remove the entire line by pressing letter D twice
4. Exit vi saving the file by pressing ESC : WQ in secuence
5. Reboot the machine with
This saves Me from reinstalling everything