Unable to log into Ubuntu 18.04 LTS after Reinstall

UNABLE TO NORMAL LOGIN AFTER REINSTALL UBUNTU 18.04 LTS
PLEASE HELP

BOOT REPAIR ERROR AND DETAIL OF MY SYSTEM
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boot-repair-4ppa130 [20211002_0605]

============================= Boot Repair Summary ==============================

Default settings: ______________________________________________________________

The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility would purge (in order to sign-grub) and reinstall the grub-efi-amd64-signed of
sda2,
using the following options: sda1/boot/efi,
Additional repair would be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s use-standard-efi-file

Final advice in case of suggested repair: ______________________________________

Please do not forget to make your UEFI firmware boot on the Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS entry (sda1/efi//shim.efi (**** will be updated in the final message) file) !

User settings: _________________________________________________________________

Warning: The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes.
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdb1. Check your device.map.
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdb1. Check your device.map.
/usr/share/boot-sav/bs-cmd_terminal.sh: line 177: warning: command substitution: ignored null byte in input
Warning: this will install necessary packages from Ubuntu-21.04 repositories. Please backup your data before this operation.
The settings chosen by the user will purge (in order to sign-grub) and reinstall the grub-efi-amd64-signed of
sda2,
using the following options: uncomment-gfxmode --disk-module=ata sda1/boot/efi, add-kernel-option (acpi=off),
Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s use-standard-efi-file

/boot/efi added in sda2/fstab
Mount sda1 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda2/boot/efi
chroot /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 apt-get -y update
Purge the GRUB of sda2
grub-efi-amd64-signed available

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
DEBCHECK debOK, grub-efi-amd64-signed
DEBCHECK debOK
shim-signed available
Please type: sudo chroot “/mnt/boot-sav/sda2” dpkg --configure -ansudo chroot “/mnt/boot-sav/sda2” apt-get install -fynsudo chroot “/mnt/boot-sav/sda2” apt-get purge --allow-remove-essential -y grub*-common shim-signed
shim-signed available
linux-headers-generic available
linux-signed-generic available
Then type: sudo chroot “/mnt/boot-sav/sda2” apt-get install -y grub-efi-amd64-signed shim-signed linux-headers-generic linux-signed-generic

Unhide GRUB boot menu in sda2/etc/default/grub
Uncommented GRUB_GFXMODE in sda2/etc/default/grub
add_kernel_option CHOSEN_KERNEL_OPTION is : acpi=off
Added kernel options in sda2/etc/default/grub

========== Reinstall the grub-efi-amd64-signed shim-signed linux-headers-generic linux-signed-generic of sda2 ==========

grub-install --version
grub-install (GRUB) 2.02-2ubuntu8.23

efibootmgr -v from chroot before grub install
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,3000,2001,2002,2004
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,GPT,8ad24d81-9cf6-498f-9633-eaeede907eb8,0x800,0xee000)/File(EFIubuntushimx64.efi)RC
Boot0001* USB Hard Drive (UEFI) - KingstonDataTraveler G2 (KingstonDataTraveler G2) PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(1,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x4c050c47,0x49db00,0x12c0)RC
Boot2001* EFI USB Device RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM RC
Boot3000* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk RC

uname -r
5.4.0-84-generic

grub-install --efi-directory=/boot/efi --target=x86_64-efi --uefi-secure-boot
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.
df /dev/sda1
mv /mnt/boot-sav/sda2/boot/efi/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi /mnt/boot-sav/sda2/boot/efi/EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
cp /mnt/boot-sav/sda2/boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi /mnt/boot-sav/sda2/boot/efi/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi
cp /mnt/boot-sav/sda2/boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /mnt/boot-sav/sda2/boot/efi/EFI/Boot/

grub-install --efi-directory=/boot/efi --target=x86_64-efi --uefi-secure-boot
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.

efibootmgr -v from chroot after grub install
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,3000,2001,2002,2004
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,GPT,8ad24d81-9cf6-498f-9633-eaeede907eb8,0x800,0xee000)/File(EFIubuntushimx64.efi)
Boot0001* USB Hard Drive (UEFI) - KingstonDataTraveler G2 (KingstonDataTraveler G2) PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(1,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x4c050c47,0x49db00,0x12c0)RC
Boot2001* EFI USB Device RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM RC
Boot3000* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk RC

chroot /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 update-grub
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub’
Generating grub configuration file …
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-87-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-87-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-84-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-84-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-159-generic
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdb1. Check your device.map.
Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration

Unhide GRUB boot menu in sda2/boot/grub/grub.cfg

An error occurred during the repair.

You can now reboot your computer.

Please do not forget to make your UEFI firmware boot on the Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS entry (sda1/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi file) !

============================ Boot Info After Repair ============================

=> No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       vfat
Boot sector type:  FAT32
Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:  
Boot files:        /efi/BOOT/bkpbootx64.efi /efi/BOOT/bootx64.efi 
                   /efi/BOOT/fbx64.efi /efi/BOOT/grubx64.efi 
                   /efi/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /efi/ubuntu/mmx64.efi 
                   /efi/ubuntu/shimx64.efi /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       ext4
Boot sector type:  -
Boot sector info: 
Operating System:  Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS
Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /etc/default/grub

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       swap
Boot sector type:  -
Boot sector info: 

sdb: ___________________________________________________________________________

File system:       iso9660
Boot sector type:  Unknown
Boot sector info: 
Operating System:  
Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg

================================ 1 OS detected =================================

OS#1: Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS on sda2

============================ Architecture/Host Info ============================

CPU architecture: 64-bit
Live-session OS is Ubuntu 64-bit (Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS, bionic, x86_64)

===================================== UEFI =====================================

BIOS is EFI-compatible, and is setup in EFI-mode for this live-session.
SecureBoot disabled.

efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,3000,2001,2002,2004
Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,GPT,8ad24d81-9cf6-498f-9633-eaeede907eb8,0x800,0xee000)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)RC
Boot0001* USB Hard Drive (UEFI) - KingstonDataTraveler G2 (KingstonDataTraveler G2) PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(1,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x4c050c47,0x49db00,0x12c0)RC
Boot2001* EFI USB Device RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM RC
Boot3000* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk RC
This session has been detected as ‘live’ because /proc/cmdline contains (boot=casper)
This session has been detected as ‘live’ because df -Th / contains overlay

5dabe049a4dad758d975dc2e60a7f00e sda1/BOOT/fbx64.efi
621356d82b109cd860ad92cdf241c58b sda1/ubuntu/grubx64.efi
f243a42f3bd3164872e792dbc2610270 sda1/ubuntu/mmx64.efi
728124f6ec8e22fbdbe7034812c81b95 sda1/ubuntu/shimx64.efi
728124f6ec8e22fbdbe7034812c81b95 sda1/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi

============================= Drive/Partition Info =============================

Disks info: ____________________________________________________________________

sda : is-GPT, no-BIOSboot, has—ESP, not-usb, not-mmc, has-os, 2048 sectors * 512 bytes

Partitions info (1/3): _________________________________________________________

sda1 : no-os, 32, nopakmgr, no-docgrub, nogrub, nogrubinstall, no-grubenv, noupdategrub, not-far
sda2 : is-os, 64, apt-get, signed grub-pc grub-efi , grub2, grub-install, grubenv-ng, update-grub, farbios

Partitions info (2/3): _________________________________________________________

sda1 : is—ESP, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, notwinboot
sda2 : isnotESP, fstab-has-goodEFI, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, notwinboot

Partitions info (3/3): _________________________________________________________

sda1 : not-sepboot, no-boot, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, no—usr, part-has-no-fstab, std-grub.d, sda
sda2 : not-sepboot, with-boot, fstab-without-boot, not-sep-usr, with–usr, fstab-without-usr, std-grub.d, sda

fdisk -l (filtered): ___________________________________________________________

Disk sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Disk identifier: F55DA0A0-BEDE-4DCC-AFC0-89C07E7B69DE
Start End Sectors Size Type
sda1 2048 976895 974848 476M EFI System
sda2 976896 1952149503 1951172608 930.4G Linux filesystem
sda3 1952149504 1953523711 1374208 671M Linux swap
Disk sdb: 7.5 GiB, 8005787648 bytes, 15636304 sectors
Disk identifier: 0x4c050c47
Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
sdb1 * 0 4910399 4910400 2.3G 0 Empty
sdb2 4840192 4844991 4800 2.4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

parted -lm (filtered): _________________________________________________________

sda:1000GB:scsi:512:4096:gpt:ATA HGST HTS541010B7:;
1:1049kB:500MB:499MB:fat32::boot, esp;
2:500MB:1000GB:999GB:ext4::;
3:1000GB:1000GB:704MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
sdb:8006MB:scsi:512:512:unknown:Kingston DataTraveler G2:;

blkid (filtered): ______________________________________________________________

NAME FSTYPE UUID PARTUUID LABEL PARTLABEL
sda
├─sda1 vfat B489-E160 8ad24d81-9cf6-498f-9633-eaeede907eb8
├─sda2 ext4 f0524776-246e-4a72-88a1-fcd637882b07 5eacb2e1-a7a0-4e72-b8f5-f322943b2d77
└─sda3 swap 7105c1b7-3f78-44a8-86b4-c08f1d414c12 f82452d7-8e0a-40ad-a5ee-e05ac106567b
sdb iso9660 2021-09-15-20-41-59-00 Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS amd64
├─sdb1 iso9660 2021-09-15-20-41-59-00 4c050c47-01 Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS amd64
└─sdb2 vfat 7E74-30B0 4c050c47-02 Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS amd64

df (filtered): _________________________________________________________________

               Avail Use% Mounted on

sda1 468.1M 1% /mnt/boot-sav/sda1
sda2 862G 1% /mnt/boot-sav/sda2
sdb 0 100% /cdrom

Mount options: __________________________________________________________________

sda1 rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro
sda2 rw,relatime
sdb ro,noatime,nojoliet,check=s,map=n,blocksize=2048

===================== sda1/efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg (filtered) ======================

search.fs_uuid f0524776-246e-4a72-88a1-fcd637882b07 root hd0,gpt2
set prefix=($root)’/boot/grub’
configfile $prefix/grub.cfg

====================== sda2/boot/grub/grub.cfg (filtered) ======================

Ubuntu f0524776-246e-4a72-88a1-fcd637882b07
Ubuntu, with Linux 5.4.0-87-generic f0524776-246e-4a72-88a1-fcd637882b07
Ubuntu, with Linux 5.4.0-84-generic f0524776-246e-4a72-88a1-fcd637882b07
Ubuntu, with Linux 4.15.0-159-generic f0524776-246e-4a72-88a1-fcd637882b07

END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober

System setup uefi-firmware

END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware

========================== sda2/etc/fstab (filtered) ===========================

/ was on /dev/sda2 during installation

UUID=f0524776-246e-4a72-88a1-fcd637882b07 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1

/boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation

swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation

UUID=7105c1b7-3f78-44a8-86b4-c08f1d414c12 none swap sw 0 0
UUID=B489-E160 /boot/efi vfat defaults 0 1

======================= sda2/etc/default/grub (filtered) =======================

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi=off”
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

==================== sda2: Location of files loaded by Grub ====================

       GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)

0.465827942 = 0.500178944 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
4.333065033 = 4.652593152 boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-159-generic 1
2.911128998 = 3.125800960 boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-84-generic 2
3.498069763 = 3.756023808 boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-87-generic 1
2.911128998 = 3.125800960 vmlinuz 2
3.895503998 = 4.182765568 boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-84-generic 3
4.407222748 = 4.732219392 boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-87-generic 3
3.895503998 = 4.182765568 initrd.img 3
3.895503998 = 4.182765568 initrd.img.old 3

===================== sda2: ls -l /etc/grub.d/ (filtered) ======================

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12808 Feb 25 2021 10_linux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11298 Feb 25 2021 20_linux_xen
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12059 Feb 25 2021 30_os-prober
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1418 Feb 25 2021 30_uefi-firmware
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 214 Feb 25 2021 40_custom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 216 Feb 25 2021 41_custom

====================== sdb/boot/grub/grub.cfg (filtered) =======================

Try Ubuntu without installing
Install Ubuntu
OEM install (for manufacturers)
Check disc for defects

==================== sdb: Location of files loaded by Grub =====================

       GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
        ?? = ??             boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =========================

Unknown BootLoader on sdb

00000000 45 52 08 00 00 00 90 90 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |ER…|
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |…|
00000020 33 ed fa 8e d5 bc 00 7c fb fc 66 31 db 66 31 c9 |3…|…f1.f1.|
00000030 66 53 66 51 06 57 8e dd 8e c5 52 be 00 7c bf 00 |fSfQ.W…R…|…|
00000040 06 b9 00 01 f3 a5 ea 4b 06 00 00 52 b4 41 bb aa |…K…R.A…|
00000050 55 31 c9 30 f6 f9 cd 13 72 16 81 fb 55 aa 75 10 |U1.0…r…U.u.|
00000060 83 e1 01 74 0b 66 c7 06 f3 06 b4 42 eb 15 eb 02 |…t.f…B…|
00000070 31 c9 5a 51 b4 08 cd 13 5b 0f b6 c6 40 50 83 e1 |1.ZQ…[…@P…|
00000080 3f 51 f7 e1 53 52 50 bb 00 7c b9 04 00 66 a1 b0 |?Q…SRP…|…f…|
00000090 07 e8 44 00 0f 82 80 00 66 40 80 c7 02 e2 f2 66 |…D…f@…f|
000000a0 81 3e 40 7c fb c0 78 70 75 09 fa bc ec 7b ea 44 |.>@|…xpu…{.D|
000000b0 7c 00 00 e8 83 00 69 73 6f 6c 69 6e 75 78 2e 62 ||…isolinux.b|
000000c0 69 6e 20 6d 69 73 73 69 6e 67 20 6f 72 20 63 6f |in missing or co|
000000d0 72 72 75 70 74 2e 0d 0a 66 60 66 31 d2 66 03 06 |rrupt…f`f1.f…|
000000e0 f8 7b 66 13 16 fc 7b 66 52 66 50 06 53 6a 01 6a |.{f…{fRfP.Sj.j|
000000f0 10 89 e6 66 f7 36 e8 7b c0 e4 06 88 e1 88 c5 92 |…f.6.{…|
00000100 f6 36 ee 7b 88 c6 08 e1 41 b8 01 02 8a 16 f2 7b |.6.{…A…{|
00000110 cd 13 8d 64 10 66 61 c3 e8 1e 00 4f 70 65 72 61 |…d.fa…Opera|
00000120 74 69 6e 67 20 73 79 73 74 65 6d 20 6c 6f 61 64 |ting system load|
00000130 20 65 72 72 6f 72 2e 0d 0a 5e ac b4 0e 8a 3e 62 | error…^…>b|
00000140 04 b3 07 cd 10 3c 0a 75 f1 cd 18 f4 eb fd 00 00 |…<.u…|
00000150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |…|
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000001b0 08 0d 4a 00 00 00 00 00 47 0c 05 4c 00 00 80 00 |…J…G…L…|
000001c0 01 00 00 95 e0 fe 00 00 00 00 40 ed 4a 00 00 fe |…@.J…|
000001d0 ff ff ef fe ff ff 00 db 49 00 c0 12 00 00 00 00 |…I…|
000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |…|
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |…U.|
00000200

=============================== StdErr Messages ================================

Nowt weirder than humans.

This is like a shopping list, that my granny used to give me when I was five, she used to send me up the local shop. I’d be up there for at least two hours, whilst the very old, hard of hearing owner of the shop would do his two hour circuit round the shop, collecting items one by one and one by one pile the cash desk up with all the crap my granny wanted, all the while grunting under his breathe, whilst chewing his tongue.

I just know if I just post the above paragraph, you’ll come back with
Can you help me or not?
Yes I can help you, give me a few days to take in what you have written.

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Now we have some information. @BISHWACHAND , can you please tell the story as well? I mean something like you had this computer working well, then tried to install Ubuntu, and what happened?
Is this about the same computer (laptop?) ad it was in the post from where the screenshot above came?
If yes, we should check SMART data.
sudo apt install smartmontools
sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
Paste here the output of smartctl.
Maybe @Akito can split the topic here?
:slight_smile: