I have a partition for Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 rosa installed and I decided to install Gnome 3. I decided 5 minutes into it that I did not like it, so I removed it using the command
sudo apt-get remove gnome-session
after running that command, I ignorantly figured I was finished and rebooted. Now it displays the mint logo and stays there, then eventually displays "Keys: Continue to wait, or press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery" at the top left, but none of these keys do anything.
I've tried booting into recovery holding shift which does nothing, most likely since it is a partition. none of the function keys do anything aside from toggling the boot screen to appear and disappear, and when I try to do ctrl-alt-f2/f3, it opens up a console and logs into my user but displays many of this type of error code
[ xxx.xxxxxx] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: PCI e Bus Error: severity = Corrected, type=Pysical Layer, id=00e7(Receiver ID) [ xxx.xxxxxx] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: device [8086:a117] error status/mask=00000001/00002000 [ xxx.xxxxxx] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: [ 0] Receiver Error
Aside from this, I don't know what else to try. There's no way I've found to get access to a terminal, grub, or boot into recovery.