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    cannot get OS to boot (no init found)

    I have been using Karmic Koala for some time now, and when I got home I noticed that the log-in box was not appearing on the screen. When I restarted my computer the boot manager appears, but whether I choose boot: ubuntu, with linux 2.6.35-32-generic OR (recovery mode) I get a lot of white text on a black background ending in:

    Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory
    done.
    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

    BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash)
    Enter `help` for a list of built-in commands-

    (initramfs)_


    I see elsewhere on the internet that sometimes re-booting from a LiveCD can work? If so, should I use the original Karmic Koala cd or should I take this chance to upgrade using a new version? Obviously I do not want anything to happen to the data currently stored on my harddrive.
    Last edited by kai52; December 16th, 2012 at 09:22 PM.

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