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November 2nd, 2010, 12:33 AM
Hi everyone, I'm having a problem with Ubuntu.

I was running 10.04 for a netbook, and had a problem with an update, as well as downloading some software. After I shut down my computer, I could no longer get into Ubuntu. I just get sent to a black screen with a bunch of errors (below).

I have an Asus Eee PC 900. I just want to get the computer up and running again. I can do a clean install if necessary. I had connected an optical drive to re-install Ubuntu, but nothing happened. I'm a newbie so please give me explicit instructions. Thanks in advance for your help.

(stuff that got pushed off the screen)
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 directory
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init.
No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.

BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) [ 6.864294] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 6.864933] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access USB2.0 CardReader SD0 0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[ 6.865980] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[ 6.867752] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

November 9th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Japes, did you ever get a resolution to this issue? I've a Dell notebook running Lucid that's done exactly the same thing. I'm at a loss as to how to get the thing back. Were you able to resurrect yours?

November 9th, 2010, 12:08 PM
same problem a couple minutes ago!!!