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Old 08-13-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
Ashhere
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initramfs !!


BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)


This is displayed when I try to log in. What shall I do?
 
Old 08-13-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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You need to find out what is failing during the boot process, try dmesg | less, or if you can use shift+pageup to scroll back to see if you can see what failed. Typically you'll see this behaviour if it can't mount your root (/) partition.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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Sorry for the delay. I am surprised why my os responds differently. The problem mentioned above no more remains a problem(at this moment,though).

And as you mentioned, I cannot mount the root partition. I am using ubuntu and when I try logging in as root using su within a user, it shows
su: Authentication failure
what shall I do?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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try doing sudo su instead of just su.
 
  


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