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Old 04-10-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
mrlinus
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ALERT! /dev/sda5 does not exist!


Hello,

I'm running Linux Mint 6.

I got a sorta stupid idea today and decided to try and change my sources.lst, changing all ubuntu intrepid sources to jaunty and after that I updated all packages. When I now boot the machine it goes in to busybox with the message ALERT! /dev/sda5 does not exist. I've been searching the net to try and find a solution but so far I haven't been able to do so. The solutions include either using an editor or the make oldconfig/make menuconfig commands which all return bash: command not found.

I'm not able to connect to the internet from busybox since I only have a mobile broadband connection with an USB dongle, which prevents me from downloading and upgrading busybox.

Is a reinstall my only option?

All help is very much appreciated.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 04:33 AM   #2
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You're going to need a live CD to fix it.
You will need to mount the device as read-write.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 05:19 AM   #3
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You're going to need a live CD to fix it.
You will need to mount the device as read-write.
Got one.

I added scsi_mod, sd_mod, libata, sata_via to my /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and updated it (update-initramfs -u) but still no luck.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:34 AM   #4
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Should anyone find this thread looking for a solution to a similar problem (or any other that would bump them in to busybox), I ended up with reinstalling my whole system.

These sites where however somewhat helpful:
http://www.debianhelp.org/node/11533
http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p4.html
 
  


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