I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T540P, that was originally was made for Windows 8, but was subsequently upgraded to Windows 10. However, the process did not go smoothly, and it had to be sent somewhere to be upgraded, and the technician that was working on it said that that model had a known issue with windows 10 and needed a lot of mucking about with it to get it working. However, it never really worked, and the computer has been, over the years, getting slower and slower, until now, when I was instructed to fix it. My decision, after attempting to fix windows, was to install Linux. The installation did not go well. The installer could not perform any partition modification tasks, so I had to do the partition modification manually. Otherwise the installation proceeded normally. When I went to start the fresh installation of Lubuntu for the first time, it got around halfway through, then I was thrown into emergency mode. I CTRL+D’ed myself out, and got the following error message:
Failed to start default target: transaction for graphical.target/start is destructive (emergency.target has ‘start’ job queued, but ‘stop’ is included in transaction)
I have played with the UEFI/CSM settings in the BIOS, and reinstalled multiple times, to no avail.
How do I fix this? Do I have to just abandon Lubuntu, in favour of another flavour? (pun not intended) The version I’m trying to install is 19.04.