View Full Version : [ubuntu] I land on BusyBox

November 25th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Hi everyone,
I installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop using Wubi, so i installed Wubi and then asked for reboot to complete the installation.
When i choose Ubuntu from boot menu i landed on BusyBox with reaaaaally limited commands to use, and the installation isn't completed yet.
so if anyone could help me with my issue to begin a new life with Ubuntu :)

November 25th, 2008, 08:53 PM
This is known as the most dreaded problem one can face. By dreaded I mean that it doesn't do any harm to the hardware, but hardly anyone I know was able to fix it without a reinstall

Maybe these threads would be appropriate:
What is Busy Box (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=536850)

Fixing Busy Box Problem, an example on Feisty (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=558614)

Lastly this is for Gutsy, but this is too long (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=579493&page=3)

November 25th, 2008, 10:30 PM
i tried the "all_generic_ide" thing but it didnt work, i should point that the linux isn't completley installed it needs to complete the installation here are the 3 commands that i found in the GRUB menu:
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/install/boot/vmlinuz

kernel /ubuntu/install/boot/vmlinuz debian-installer/custom-installation=/ubuntu/install/custom-installation iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu/install/installation.iso automatic-ubiquity noprompt quiet splash boot=casper ro debian-installer/local=en_US-8 console-setup/layoutcode=us console-setup/variantcode= -- ROOTFLAGS=sync

initrd /ubuntu/install/boot/initrd.gz

when i type kinit command it diplays something like :
unable to mount root
or something like that

November 26th, 2008, 09:34 AM
My best suggestion is to do a clean reinstall. Busybox is a minimal shell which is used in time of emergency.

November 26th, 2008, 02:34 PM
each time i re-install it does this again and again and ...