I'm using a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (kernel 4.14.34-v7) in a remote (very remote) setup to log some data.
I'm using an usb drive for booting and writing the data (m2 ssd adapter), no sd card is present.
The power was cut of dirtily without the pi shutting down properly.
after recreating the issue a few times here, I got this lovely screen (See attachment)
I assume it's a disk error due to the dirty shutdown.
The issue is I was unable to login via ssh to fix the problem.
After a reboot by cutting power and restarting (had to call them to cycle the power for us) it worked again. but I wish for a solution that allows me to fix things or to avoid this.
for example to try default mode again or to reboot after some time, or to start into something that allows ssh connections.
also it has a static ip and I connect via vpn that's handled by the remote router.
I think the problem also is the fact that you have to 'press enter to continue', which is a bit hard with the pi hanging in a locked basement and with no keyboard or screen attached.
Journal: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hjuZT ... nYWBph0ioz
ps: I'd like to upload the journal here, but apparently you are only allowed to upload pictures, and the character limit for a post is 60 000.