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    Question boot error(initramfs) ubuntu/linux noob

    Hi absolute ubuntu/linux beginner here hoping to get some help.

    After trying to hook my netbook to an old external hard drive my usb ports stopped working, so i tried restarting. Ever since when I start up I cant get past boot and get the following msg:

    BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands.

    I have seen some posts about this problem but can't really grasp the fixes. If someone could make a suggestion and explain it on a high school level I would very much appreciate it.

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    Re: boot error(initramfs) ubuntu/linux noob

    Does that happens also when you boot with the external hard drive unplugged?
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    Re: boot error(initramfs) ubuntu/linux noob

    yes same msg if the drive is pluged in or not. same msg in regular or recovery boot as well

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    Re: boot error(initramfs) ubuntu/linux noob

    Quote Originally Posted by dahak7 View Post
    yes same msg if the drive is pluged in or not. same msg in regular or recovery boot as well
    Hi, sorry for the delay.
    It could be a hardware problem, related or not with your external disk. ¿Does the computer do with a live session from usb or live cd?. If not, the hardware problem theory will gain plausilility.
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