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Old 01-25-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
New2LinuxAmI
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Unhappy New Install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Boots to BusyBox


As the name says, I'm new to Linux. I've never even seen Linux. Super noob. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto a Dell Dimension 2350 P4 1.8ghz, 1g ram, GForce 4x 128mb video card running XP. I installed from a Live CD and rebooted. The screen says "finishing Ubuntu install" does a countdown and loads into BusyBox instead. This is what I see
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BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs)cannot mount /dev/sda1/tmpmountpoint


If I boot from the CD I get:
Unable to find a medium containing a live file system
I'm stuck, I don't know many commands so step by step please. Simply saying 'load grub' means nothing to me.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by New2LinuxAmI View Post
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs)cannot mount /dev/sda1/tmpmountpoint
Try reinstalling, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall


It is also worth to check the integrity of the disc... sometimes when downloading iso images they can become corrupted (there should be an option in the boot sequence of the livecd).
 
  


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