View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.10 booted on its built in shell. what could be the cause

May 11th, 2009, 02:21 AM
here's the details upon booting

Boot from (hd0,0) ext3 66b09b58-d81e-43e7-ad25-55486651a4a2

Starting up ...

Loading, please wait...

19+0 records in

19+0 records out

kinit: name_to_dev_t(/dev/sda6) = dev(8,6)

kinit: trying to resume from /dev/sda6

kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot...

mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/e9bf1794-3e71-43ca-8870-9ce59ad110b9 on /root failed: Invalid argument

mount: mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/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 directory

Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.

BusyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-1ubuntun7) built-in shell (ash)

Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands


honestly I'm lost here. is there by any chance of recovery? I'm guessing my hard drive failed.. but I'm still not sure..

thanks in advance..

May 11th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Are you currently running a dual boot?

Did you install within windows?

I had this problem a few times, after about 5 reboots i get the busybox thing. And i reinstalled i think around 3 times. I had no problems with Jaunty but it was kinda too buggy for me. (Currently run Hardy Heron '8.04')

and my specs are:
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual
Core Processor 6000+
3.02 GHz, 1.00 GB of Ram

EDIT: Think i found a fix


And I think you might have to reinstall...

May 11th, 2009, 03:40 AM
oh my.. i have to reinstall? to answer your questions, no its not a dual boot. its a single install.. any other suggestions guys?

May 11th, 2009, 05:03 AM
um the only other thing i could think of is... like is your hardrive NTFS?