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    Can't log into Ubuntu 11.04

    I recently dual-booted my HP G61 laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04. Both of them worked for a week, but then when I selected ubuntu from GRUB, instead of being taken to the login screen - all I saw was this:

    BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in she'll (ash) Enter 'help' to see a list of built-in commands.
    I haven't been able to access my Desktop. Could someone please tell me what to do to get everything back to normal.

    Mind you, i'm a beginner so please go easy on the techy-terms.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Can't log into Ubuntu 11.04

    Essentially, something's gone wrong between booting and loading the GUI. (the 'pointy clicky' interface).

    ash is a shell, a bit like the one in a terminal normally.

    Suggestions:

    -does any text flash by before it gets to the 'busybox' bit?

    -have you changed anything before it did this?

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    Re: Can't log into Ubuntu 11.04

    Quote Originally Posted by eLancaster View Post
    I recently dual-booted my HP G61 laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04. Both of them worked for a week, but then when I selected ubuntu from GRUB, instead of being taken to the login screen - all I saw was this:



    I haven't been able to access my Desktop. Could someone please tell me what to do to get everything back to normal.

    Mind you, i'm a beginner so please go easy on the techy-terms.

    Thanks a lot.
    I am sure this link gonna help you to fix this .
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814120

    try all the suggestions.
    Raja

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    Re: Can't log into Ubuntu 11.04

    It says
    Target system doesn't have /sbin/init.
    I didn't make any changes to the system settings. I only installed a video player and eclipse.
    Last edited by eLancaster; November 23rd, 2011 at 07:01 PM.

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    Re: Can't log into Ubuntu 11.04

    do you have any previous kernels , If yes try to boot from there .
    Raja

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