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    Hardy Boots to BusyBox Prompt?

    I've got a several-years-old AMD Athlon that I loaded Gutsy on a few months ago. I recently used the upgrade manager to upgrade to Hardy and after the final installation reboot, the system boots to a command prompt that looks like:

    Code:
    BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
    
    (initramfs)
    When I tried to reload Hardy from disk, the installation would proceed normally until it got to the disk partition part at which point it would give me no options for partitioning the disk (no items in the dialog box) and only a back or cancel button.

    So, I reloaded Gutsy again then tried to upgrade to Hardy again and got exactly the same result.

    Any ideas on what I can try to get Hardy to work on my old box?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Hardy Boots to BusyBox Prompt?

    Post your specs.
    Or:
    lshw

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    Re: Hardy Boots to BusyBox Prompt?

    Thanks for responding.

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lshw
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    ubuntu
    description: Computer
    width: 32 bits
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    physical id: 0
    *-memory
    description: System memory
    physical id: 0
    size: 511MB
    *-cpu
    product: AMD-K7(tm) Processor
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 1
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: 6.1.2
    size: 550MHz
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat mmx syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up
    *-cache:0
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: 0
    size: 128KB
    *-cache:1
    description: L2 cache
    physical id: 1
    size: 512KB
    *-pci
    description: Host bridge
    product: AMD-751 [Irongate] System Controller
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 23
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=64
    *-pci
    description: PCI bridge
    product: AMD-751 [Irongate] AGP Bridge
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]
    vendor: nVidia Corporation
    physical id: 3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
    version: a1
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100
    vendor: ADMtek
    physical id: 4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 11
    serial: 00:04:5a:86:ca:24
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=tulip driverversion=1.1.15 ip=192.168.1.7 latency=64 maxlatency=128 mingnt=64 module=tulip multicast=yes
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: VT82C686 [Apollo Super South]
    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    physical id: 7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
    version: 14
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master
    configuration: driver=parport_pc latency=0 module=parport_pc
    *-ide
    description: IDE interface
    product: VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    physical id: 7.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:07.1
    version: 06
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master
    configuration: driver=VIA_IDE latency=32 module=via82cxxx
    *-ide:0
    description: IDE Channel 0
    physical id: 0
    bus info: ide@0
    logical name: ide0
    clock: 33MHz
    *-disk
    product: WDC WD600BB-32CCB0
    vendor: Western Digital
    physical id: 0
    bus info: ide@0.0
    logical name: /dev/hda
    capacity: 55GB
    *-ide:1
    description: IDE Channel 1
    physical id: 1
    bus info: ide@1
    logical name: ide1
    clock: 33MHz
    *-cdrom:0
    product: 52X32COMBO
    physical id: 0
    bus info: ide@1.0
    logical name: /dev/hdc
    capacity: 695MB
    capabilities: packet
    *-cdrom:1
    product: SONY CD-RW CRX140E
    physical id: 1
    bus info: ide@1.1
    logical name: /dev/hdd
    capabilities: packet
    *-usb
    description: USB Controller
    product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    physical id: 7.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:07.2
    version: 06
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
    *-serial UNCLAIMED
    description: SMBus
    product: VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI]
    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    physical id: 7.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:07.4
    version: 10
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    *-multimedia
    description: Multimedia audio controller
    product: ES1371 [AudioPCI-97]
    vendor: Ensoniq
    physical id: 9
    bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
    version: 06
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ENS1371 latency=64 maxlatency=128 mingnt=12 module=snd_ens1371

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    Re: Hardy Boots to BusyBox Prompt?

    It seems fine. Download Ubuntu 8.4 drom here:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download
    Follow this:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...8burn%29%7C%28
    Do md5sum, burn at 4x or less, clean the lens in your burner.
    If you still have trouble; post back.

    Dr. Fernando Duran Dollenz
    Libertad 584
    6824871

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