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Old 08-17-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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Booting error


I get this when botting

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

What do i do
 
Old 08-17-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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Busybox is, apparently, being run from your initial RAM file system as its shell. (Busybox is a fairly small program that implements most of the bash shell functionality without many of the "bells and whistles" of the full-featured bash.)

I suspect that someone used a bash feature in your initial RAM disk image (usually initrd...img in the boot configuration file) that is not supported by busybox.

Usually the offending command will be displayed in the log files or you could try the "up arrow" key to see if the offending command is displayed as the last, prior, command in the busybox history. (That's provided, of course, that the "history" feature was implemented in the busybox program being run.)

Once you've identified the invalid command you will need to unpack your initrd image file, correct the command, and recreate the image. (Precise instructions for doing this can be found in the LQ forums. Basically, you need 7zip and cpio for the process, since the image file is, usually, a 7ziped cpio-packed file of directories and executables.)
 
Old 08-17-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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i am very confused do you have aim or msn where we can talk or can you explain in very noob language
 
Old 08-17-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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Btw i also used wubi installer
 
Old 08-17-2008, 05:03 PM   #5
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Sorry, I can't do the IM tango. (My wife is rather ill, and I can only play here when I'm free.) Anyhow, taking the discussion off-line would somewhat defeat the propose of LQ which, among other things, serves as a repository of solutions for everyone to use. If we "solved" your problem leaving no "solution" here, you'd be happy, but the next person with a similar problem would be stuck where you now are.

To return to your problem, it looks like you're getting "stuck" during a Ubuntu boot. If that's the case, it seems quite unusual, although Ubuntu is developed from the Debian "testing" tree, so it can include poorly tested software.

Can you provide more details about your problem:
1) A precise description of what you did to create the problem. (I.e., normally a Ubuntu boot hides all output, but you're showing a message which looks like it was generated when the initial RAM Linux system was being loaded into memory. That's done so a RAM-resident Linux program can be used to "bootstrap" the full (disk-based) Ubuntu system. So, tell us when, precisely, the message is created, and how you are accessing the message.)
2) How new is your Ubuntu installation?
3) Has your installation run before this problem was noted?
4) If so, what, if anything, was changed during the last time it ran correctly? Did you apply any of the updates offered during that last session? What was updated?

If the answer to question (2) is "I just installed Ubuntu," have you
2a) Verified that you installation media is correct? (This is usually an option on the installation menu.)
2b) Tried a re-installation?

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5) Have you tried booting the "rescue" option offered on the initial boot menu? What happens when you do that?
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Last edited by PTrenholme; 08-17-2008 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Additional thought.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 05:29 PM   #6
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Ok I just instaleld yesterday it comes up on a black screen with white text It was from wubi so i just installed it and i have two options windows xp and linux linux wont even start i get the ubuntu splash screen then the loadign then the error
 
Old 08-17-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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plz help
 
Old 08-17-2008, 07:41 PM   #8
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I got it installed this time but the error is back
 
Old 08-17-2008, 09:11 PM   #9
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i used xubuntu now it works
 
  


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