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  1. #1
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    Question Fresh Install of Ubuntu dropping to shell cant boot

    hi
    i downloaded and installed the ubuntu 10.04 . after it was installed it asked me to restart my pc which i did.. and the desktop came ok.. then i shut it down and re assembled my pc as i removed the windows disk to avoid any unwanted issue..
    then i started my pc but as it was to boot light went off ( here are frequent blackouts. unanounced ) so after 1 hour the light comes back and i start it and get this black screen saying some error like uuid changed (?) and there is a prompt with initramfs and it says droping to shell..


    the very first line says
    Code:
     /scripts/init-top/udev: line 24: /sbin/udevd: not found
    it also says like
    Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -Check root delay = (did buy acomplia the system wait long enough?) -Check root=(did the system wait for the right device?) -Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/7e729b99-xxxxxxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to shell! Busybox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
    please help
    Last edited by paichkash; August 21st, 2012 at 03:25 AM.

  2. #2
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    Re: Fresh Install of Ubuntu dropping to shell cant boot

    did you update grub after removing windows disk?

    try to use boot repair tool from live CD: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    User friendly disk backup: Redobackup

  3. #3
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    Re: Fresh Install of Ubuntu dropping to shell cant boot

    Boot your computer with the ubuntu cd in live mode, open terminal and check the UUIDs with:
    sudo blkid

    See if that UUID exists or not.

    The partitions on the disk might have gotten messed up by the power cut.
    Darko.
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  4. #4
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    Wink Re: Fresh Install of Ubuntu dropping to shell cant boot

    You might also try just reinstalling (minus the power glitch of course).

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