My Ubuntu 20.04 LTS desktop machine crashed while in installing a software upgrade. It was basically unusable after that. I tried re-booting but it would randomly boot up and then crash or not boot up and come up with hundreds of error messages. Ubuntu is installed on a 120gb SSD and the home directory is on a 1TB hard drive. All my files are intact on the 1TB hard drive. I created an Ubuntu startup USB drive and tried to re-install Ubuntu. I selected the option to erase the disk and re-install Ubuntu. It the comes up with an error message “The ext4 file system creation in partition #2 of /dev/sda failedn”. Any suggestions or ideas on this?
Thanks in advance