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    No init found mounting boots into busy box

    mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory
    mount: mounting / sys/ on root/sys failed: No such file or directory
    mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or dirctory
    Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init.
    No init found. Try passing init= boot arg

    BusyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2.2ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)

    (initramfs)


    I may have shut down the computer in error. I had the Live USB thumb drive in and booted to the live ubuntu and I went to shut it down and it hung up and wouldn't shut down. I went to the terminal and did shutdown now and it went to shutdown and hung I had to do a hard shut down.

    The next day I booted and go the above message. I did some searching and found some possible solutions. One was to load the liver ubuntu and unmount the partition. I did this and my swap file has a key next to it, indicating it is mounted. Along with the parent extended partition. I went to unmount and that option is greyed out. I then went to do the swapoff option, then gparted hangs. When I close the gparted and restart it shows them as unmounted. When I reboot same error. However, it will not shut down from the live ubuntu, it hangs.

    I can do a clean install, since this is a reasonably new laptop that I dual boot with windows XP. I can still use and run windows, so the drive is 'ok' at least the windows partition. I am using ubuntu 10.10 and it ran without issues until now.

    I think that grub2 is corrupt and the other solution was to reinstall this. So that is the next option, if not I can do a clean install. However, to do this I have to turn off the swap and that is not working at this time, or at least I think.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    Fdisk output....


    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf0000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 10 80293+ de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 11 1316 10485760 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 * 1316 18608 138894426 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4 18608 38914 163108865 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 38085 38914 6660096 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 18608 38085 156448768 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sdb: 4063 MB, 4063232000 bytes
    5 heads, 32 sectors/track, 49600 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 160 * 512 = 81920 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000cdc33

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 51 49600 3963968 b W95 FAT32
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab
    aufs / aufs rw 0 0
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
    /dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$



    Any ideas?

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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    The first thing to try is to run the following from the LiveCD with sda6 unmounted. It will attempt to fix any errors induced during the unintended shutdown:

    Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sda6 # just to be sure it's umounted
    sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda6
    You can also run a simlar check from within Gparted if you are more comfortable doing it that way.

    Once you have run the check(s), reboot and see if it boots.

    If not, it may help to run the boot info script from the LiveCD Desktop and post the contents of the RESULTS.txt file it creates. You can get the script and instructions from:
    http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net
    GRUB2

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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    Do I need to do this on sda6, when sda5 is the swap file and sda4 are mounted. I attempted to do a manual unmount with umount command, it stated that they are not mounted.

    Thanks for the help.

    Dennis

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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    Screen shot of gparted.
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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    Quote Originally Posted by claven123 View Post
    Do I need to do this on sda6, when sda5 is the swap file and sda4 are mounted. I attempted to do a manual unmount with umount command, it stated that they are not mounted.

    Thanks for the help.

    Dennis
    I just gave you the unmount command for sda6 in case you had previously mounted it to look at the contents. On an initial boot to the LiveCD the ubuntu partition would not be mounted. It's okay if the extended or swap are mounted, although I try to unmount anything I can before running fsck operations. You should be able to turn off swap by highlighting the swap partition and then selecting "Partition, Swapoff" - but it's not necessary.
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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    BTW, the partition swap off does not really work, it never completes, just keeps going and going.

    I'm running the bash command now for the boot info script and it's still running and running checking sda6....

    Not sure what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Dennis

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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    Quote Originally Posted by claven123 View Post
    BTW, the partition swap off does not really work, it never completes, just keeps going and going.

    I'm running the bash command now for the boot info script and it's still running and running checking sda6....

    Not sure what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Dennis
    The script normally completes within a minute. If it's taking a long time and you haven't performed the fsck check, just abort it and try it after running e2fsck.
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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    here is the output from the scan....

    Code:
       ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda5
    e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
    /dev/sda5 is mounted.  
    
    WARNING!!!  The filesystem is mounted.   If you continue you ***WILL***
    cause ***SEVERE*** filesystem damage.
    
    Do you really want to continue (y/n)? no
    
    check aborted.
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda5
    e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
    e2fsck: Superblock invalid, trying backup blocks...
    e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda5
    
    The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
    filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
    filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
    is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
        e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
    
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda5
    fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
    fsck: fsck.swap: not found
    fsck: Error 2 while executing fsck.swap for /dev/sda5
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda4
    e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
    e2fsck: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/sda4
    Could this be a zero-length partition?
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

    Note, I did the swap off and had to manually shutdown gparted to get out. I was not able to do the scan.

    Thanks

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    Re: No init found mounting boots into busy box

    The check is to be done on your Ubuntu partition, sda6
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