Gah! I’ve upgraded to 9.10; then on a subsequent reboot I was “slimming down my system” more on that later and have messed up “mountall” causing it to error on boot in standard and recovery mode. Won’t boot, not even to a console.
I’m sure I’m guilty of this but I wish people would say “I don’t know” when they have no clue what they’re talking about .
This has absolutely nothing to do with X windows.
The system is failing to mount the drives properly (access the hard drive partitions) – the only fix I’ve seen is to use a rescue disk (your Kubuntu install disk will do). Then:
If you get an “exec format error” when you’re trying to use chroot, as in the above fix, then it’s likely because you’re using a rescue disk from a different architecture (e.g. i386 rescue disk on x86-64 system, or whatever). You’ll need to fix that in teh obvious way.