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Old 10-10-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Problem booting up ubuntu 7.10 after installing it on 7.04

Okay, so I was using 7.04 ubuntu until software manager comes and tells me to install 7.10..

i install it and it tells me to reboot, so i reboot. Now, after i go through yaboot it brings me to this:
ubuntu status bar screen
for about 40 seconds, then it goes to this command line prompt thing that says:

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) _
BTW, I'm running powerpc



P.S. also, when i do alt-f1, it says:
Loading, please wait...
       Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
       or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/hda3 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

Last edited by kidalex; 10-10-2008 at 04:54 PM.
Old 10-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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You appear to have an inaccessible hda3. Have you tried fsck to check what is going on with your filesystem?
Old 10-10-2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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when i type in "fsck" in the prompt, it says that it doesn't have it:
/bin/sh: fsck: not found
any ideas?


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