PROBLEM: I put this in the installation section because technically, I have never been able to run it so far.
This same exact error would happen when I tried to either run the OS off a live CD, or install off of the live CD.
My System would boot up as usual. I get a screen telling me to press delete to enter BIOS or Tab to continue.
I press Tab and I am presented by a screen of text with some system info(the screen that shows before an OS boots. On this screen it gives me a few seconds to press ESC and enter GRUB before booting into the GUI.
The Ubuntu icon with the orange bar shows at the bottom. It takes an unusually long time(like 5-10mins) before displaying the following error on a text screen.
Here's the error:
"Busybox v1:1.13 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5 ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands"
This is on a brand-new PC. As the initial OS.
I am using the 64 bit OS, regular Ubuntu.
For hardware I am using a Intel Quad Core Q6600, ATI HD4850 GFX card, 2 sticks or 2g G. Skill RAM, Western digital 500gb HDD, and a Biostar P43 Motherboard.
Can anyone help please?
I think I have a great news to fix this initramfs issue. Here is what I did.
At the LiveCD initial boot screen:
Select F6 for more options
Add the following option to the beginning of the options list:
Press enter to start booting
Ubuntu will start booting, but kick you out to a command prompt; at the prompt type these two commands:
You will now boot into the LiveCD normally.
Above worked successfully and I hope your case is working fine.