Thank you all for your input. I am learning a lot from this! (I am new to linux, so be gentle )
I installed some updates on the 8th / 9th.
When I turn on the laptop it just stalls at the green chameleon screen. If press ESC I see this:
RAID set "isw_chfijbfgbc_HDD0" was activated The dynamic shared library "libdmraid-events-isw.so" could not be loaded: libdmraid-events-isw.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory usb 2-2: (I can type all of these out if necessary!) usb 2-5: isb 2-6: usb 2-7: .....................Could not find /dev/mapper/isw_chfijbfgbc_HDD0_part7. Want me to fall back to /dev/disk/by-id/raid-isw_chfijbfgbc_HDD0_part7? (Y/n)
No matter what I press it just goes to the splash screen, and when I press ESC, it’s back to the (Y/n)? part.
Because I have dual boot set up with windows 8, I can access the logs with LinuxReader.
I also have the RESCUE option available at boot.
I thought maybe my problem is similar to this post “boot problem after lvm2 update” but my lvm.conf says use_lvmetad = 0
What are my options?