After applying an
apt update + upgrade to my Ubuntu VM at Digital Ocean I started seeing the message in the title.
The Wisdom of Internet say's that this problem typically occur when the UUID in /etc/fstab does not match the one reported by
blkid. I checked that's not the case here.
I checked the disk for error and it is clean.
I am able to boot the VM in recovery mode which indicates that the VM Image is ok. The process followed was
enabling rescue mode ->entering interactive shell -> typing reboot -> selecting boot from harddisk.
Since I reported this issue two other DO customers have reported the exact same problem and have confirmed that the recovery mechanism works.
My understanding is, the Latest Ubuntu updates are not able to play well with Digital Oceans Hardware.
DO has not been able to resolve the issue since the past 4 days. Internet is not shedding any light on this issue other than blkid/uuid mismatch
Any suggestions on next steps is welcome