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Old 12-05-2018, 10:01 PM   #1
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Very New Linux Mint 19 User with Complicated Problem


I installed Linux Mint 19 to my 64 bit, 4GB of RAM, on an Asus Notebook K52JU/K52JT series with an intel core i5 cpu M 480 @ 2.67Ghz

I was working with Libre Office files when I accidentally re-started the computer by accidental push of the power button (yes, I'm a klutz, lol)

When the computer re-booted, it went to a screen called busybox v1.27.2

I did the exit command, and got this:

mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failede: no such file or directory
mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: no such root or directory
/init: line 341: can't open /root/dev/console: no such file
[ 102.830035] kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100

and a bunch more data under that.

how do I get up and running again?
 
Old 12-05-2018, 10:29 PM   #2
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It's shot in the dark, but you might try booting to a live CD of something (the Mint install disk might work) and reinstalling GRUB. I suggest this because, as you describe the issue, you are not getting to the GRUB screen.

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...ntu-wont-boot/

Give that a shot and report back.

Oh, and welcome to LQ.

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:14 PM   #3
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grub has been and gone - those are mount of pseudo filesystem. That's linux, not grub.
I'd be more inclined to think filesystem corruption, but busybox can be pretty limited. Fire up the install USB and run in live mode ("try Ubuntu" or somesuch probably), open a terminal and run these. Post the output - take a photo if you can't get copy-and-paste to work.
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lsblk -f
dmesg | tail -n 15
 
Old 12-06-2018, 02:55 AM   #4
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Could boot from a Linux USB flash drive to run in Live mode and then run fsck on the Linux partition(s) on the h/d.
 
Old 12-06-2018, 04:25 AM   #5
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Did you have Timeshift up and running (https://linuxmint-installation-guide...imeshift.html)?

If so, you can try reverting to a previous snapshot once you have your filesystem back in shape (with a fsck as mentioned above). You can do this by booting from a live Mint media and running Timeshift from there.
 
Old 12-06-2018, 04:27 AM   #6
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Also an additional note that through your system Power settings, you can change how Mint reacts when the power button is pressed. That might be a good idea in the future (my system, for example, has the setting of "Ask me").
 
Old 12-06-2018, 04:33 AM   #7
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Title: Very New Linux Mint 19 User with Complicated Problem
Hello Falling_Stars and welcome to LQ
Can you please change your thread title into something more specific (see my sig)? HOWTO: change the title by editing your very first post of this thread.
This way you may attract more people to your thread and gather a maximum of advice.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:20 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Falling_Stars View Post
I accidentally re-started the computer by accidental push of the power button (yes, I'm a klutz, lol)

When the computer re-booted, it went to a screen called busybox v1.27.2

I did the exit command, and got this:

mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failede: no such file or directory
mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: no such root or directory
/init: line 341: can't open /root/dev/console: no such file
[ 102.830035] kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100
this should not happen after accidentally pressing the power button.
are you sure that's what happened?
or maybe you long-pressed? even so, it should not result in a kernel panic.
how many times did you restart the machine between installation and fatal accident?
 
Old 12-06-2018, 08:37 AM   #9
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Hello Falling_Stars and welcome to LQ
Can you please change your thread title into something more specific (see my sig)? HOWTO: change the title by editing your very first post of this thread.
This way you may attract more people to your thread and gather a maximum of advice.
How do I edit the thread title? I don't know how
 
Old 12-06-2018, 09:38 AM   #10
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How do I edit the thread title? I don't know how
Tell me what is not clear with my instructions
 
Old 12-06-2018, 11:04 AM   #11
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Tell me what is not clear with my instructions
I require very specific step by step instructions. Just how my brain works. I went to the edit post button, and after selecting that edit button, there was no option for me to edit the title, only the body of the post.
 
Old 12-06-2018, 11:53 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Falling_Stars View Post
I require very specific step by step instructions. Just how my brain works. I went to the edit post button, and after selecting that edit button, there was no option for me to edit the title, only the body of the post.
Unfortunately my own threads are too old. That's probably the reason why the "Edit" button has disappeared so I cannot give you step by step instructions (however, other members can certainly do it!). Is there really nothing about the title when you click the button (at least a text area when you can enter some new text just above the post content)?

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