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    No init found.

    I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook remix on my daughters EeePC 1005HAB netbook, and it was running fine until tonight.

    She brought it to me, and on boot, it comes up with the GNU GRUB screen to select a boot type. I choose Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-28-generic.

    It then comes up with the following:

    Code:
    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 requested /sbin/init.
    No init found. Try passing init= bootarg
    I did a search and found the following link:
    http://pinoy-computing-tips.blogspot...nit-found.html

    When I try this in the terminal after booting from the Ubuntu Live CD, I get the following:

    sudo fdisk -l
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 *     1  19076  153219072  83  Linux
    /dev/sda2   19076  19458    3068929   5  Extended
    /dev/sda5   19076  19458    3068928  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    /dev/sdb1       1   3832    1006576   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

    sudo fsck /dev/sda1

    Code:
    fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
    e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
    fsck.ext4: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?
    I have no clue what I'm doing in Ubuntu and would appreciate any help I could get to get this thing running again without having to reinstall Ubuntu.

    Thanks!

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    Re: No init found.

    When booting from the live CD, make sure that /dev/sda1 is unmounted. First run:
    Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sda1
    Then run the fsck command and see if that works.
    Last edited by tommcd; April 14th, 2011 at 05:48 AM.
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    Re: No init found.

    Quote Originally Posted by caydence View Post

    sudo fsck /dev/sda1

    Code:
    fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
    e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
    fsck.ext4: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?
    I have no clue what I'm doing in Ubuntu and would appreciate any help I could get to get this thing running again without having to reinstall Ubuntu.

    Thanks!
    DO NOT TRY to run fsck on a partition that is currently mounted it will lead to loss of data . Unmount the partition and then try fsck on that partition it will fix this error if you had a crash.
    Try doing that and reply.

    fsck
    is a tool for fixing file system errors when you do not do a proper shutdown of your system buffers may not written to the disk so it leads to an inconsistent state that prevents your system from doing a proper mount of the partition which leads to this error fixing the filesystem errors may let it overcome this problem .
    Last edited by grvsaxena419; April 14th, 2011 at 05:55 AM.

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    Re: No init found.

    I did the following:

    Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sda1
    
    umount: /dev/sda1: not mounted
    
    sudo fsck /dev/sda1
    
    fsck.ext4: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?
    Thank you for helping me out guys. Am I correct in surmising that I just need to reinstall Ubuntu? I did find out what she did, and that was to just let the battery die while she was using it, so it didn't successfully shut down nicely or anything.

    Tim

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    Re: No init found.

    Quote Originally Posted by caydence View Post
    I did the following:

    Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sda1
    
    umount: /dev/sda1: not mounted
    
    sudo fsck /dev/sda1
    
    fsck.ext4: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?
    Ok.
    It seems that you may have mounted that partition after booting into live cd.
    Try using a live cd and backup your data if data is in that partition and if there is no data just after booting into the system using live cd run
    Code:
    sudo fsck -fy /dev/sda1
    after making sure the partition is not mounted.


    Thank you for helping me out guys. Am I correct in surmising that I just need to reinstall Ubuntu? I did find out what she did, and that was to just let the battery die while she was using it, so it didn't successfully shut down nicely or anything.

    Tim
    No you won't be needing a reinstall only a few things need to be fixed and it will work . One of my friend had the same problem and it got fixed easily.
    Try the above and reply .

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    Re: No init found.

    Ok, booted fresh from the live cd, and ran the following:

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo umount /dev/sda1
    umount: /dev/sda1: not mounted
    
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck -fy /dev/sda1
    fsck.ext4: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?

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    Re: No init found.

    What is the output of the mount command immediately after booting the live CD?
    Something must be accessing /dev/sda1 somewhere. Do not open a web browser or any programs other than the terminal after booting from the live CD.
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    Re: No init found.

    When I try this:

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sda1
    I get this:

    Code:
    mount:  can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

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    Re: No init found.

    I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook remix on my daughters EeePC 1005HAB netbook, and it was running fine until tonight.

    She brought it to me, and on boot, it comes up with the GNU GRUB screen to select a boot type. I choose Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-28-generic.
    does the netbook grub still have the old kernels and can you boot from one of them? if you can then reinstall the 2.6.35-28 kernel should fix the problem.

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    Re: No init found.

    I'm not sure if I did it right. At the GNU GRUB menu on bootup, I selected:

    Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic

    It boots to a prompt that looks like this:

    (initramsfs) _

    How do I reinstall the kernel from here?

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