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Thread: Boot Problem, stuck in BusyBox after update, tried LiveUSB

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    Boot Problem, stuck in BusyBox after update, tried LiveUSB

    I updated the system (13.10) yesterday and was then prompted to restart. It restarted fine and all seemed normal. I was having trouble watching a stream on BlogTalkRadio while in Chrome, so I opened up Firefox and it streamed fine there. About 15 or so minutes later, I closed Chrome thinking restarting it might help, and then hit Ctrl+T in Firefox to open a new tab... as soon as I hit that, Firefox closed and wouldn't re-open - neither would Chrome. So I reboot the system again, but ever since then it always jumps immediately to the BusyBox terminal. I've tried rebooting with different versions in GRUB, but still get a version of BusyBox every time. I ran the GRUB memory test and a hard drive diagnostics test from the Boot Device Menu (available after hitting F12) - both passed. I ran through some of the threads on here and at AskUbuntu to no avail. I was running the latest version of Ubuntu by itself (Windows hasn't been on this computer since 2010) and I basically have no knowledge when it comes to running terminal code. I created a USB Boot Drive with LinuxLive USB Creator using the 13.10 iso, but every time I try to boot from it, whether in Persistent, Live, or Install, I still get thrown to a BusyBox terminal (albeit a different font this time).
    When I type dmesg|tail booting from the LiveUSB drive I get:

    Code:
    [   7.702519] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
    [   7.703132] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
    [   7.703139] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [   7.706138] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
    [   7.706149] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [   7.707531]  sdc:
    [   7.709754] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
    [   7.709765] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [   7.709773] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [   7.762829] Switched to clocksource tsc
    When I run that command booting from the HDD, I get basically the same lines, only with different numbers in brackets and there's a line that comes before the first line that reads Write protect is off and the final line Switched to clocksource tsc isn't there either.

    I read to try typing
    exit as well, which gives me:

    Code:
    /init: line 352: can't open /root/dev/console: no such file
    [    6.535057] Kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000200
    [    6.535057]
    [    6.535124] CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: init Not tained 3.11.0-17-generic #31-Ubuntu
    [    6.535175] Hardware name: Dell Inc.          Dimension XPS Gen 3            /0K3464, BIOS A02 08/23/2004
    [    6.535242]  00000000 00000000 f7097f18 c1627735 c18fb3e0 f7097f38 c1623790 c17f955c
    [    6.535328]  c1a6a800 f7097f24 c18fb3e0 f7098418 f7098000 f7097f8c c1054dbe c17f9880
    [    6.535412]  00000200 00000028 00000004 f709841a 00000001 00000001 00000002 f7097f88
    [    6.535496] Call Trace:
    [    6.535523]  [<c1627735>] dump_stack+0x41/0x52
    [    6.535559]  [<c1623790>] panic+0x87/0x181
    Code:
    [    6.535593]  [<c1054dbe>] do_exit+0x7de/0x8e0
    [    6.535627]  [<c116b554>] ? vfs_write+0x144/0x1b0
    [    6.535662]  [<c1054f34>] do_group_exit+0x34/0xa0
    [    6.535697]  [<c1054fb6>] SyS_exit_group+0x16/0x20
    [    6.535734]  [<c1634e8d>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28
    [    6.535779] drm_kms_helper: panic occured, switching back to text console
    _
    



    At this point, it becomes unresponsive. I'm not sure what else to do and can't any other threads that appear to pertain to my situation, so any help is appreciated.
    Last edited by usmcfieldmp; February 22nd, 2014 at 12:02 AM.

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    Re: Boot Problem, stuck in BusyBox after update, tried LiveUSB

    Anyone have any ideas on why I can't even load from the LiveUSB?

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    Re: Boot Problem, stuck in BusyBox after update, tried LiveUSB

    UPDATE: I made a new LiveUSB, but with 12.04 LTS this time. It booted up and worked. However, when I clicked on the Home folder and then clicked on my main hard drive (in an attempt to backup the handful of files I've added since my last backup), I get the error message:

    Unable to mount 247 GB Filesystem

    Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg|tail or so
    I opened Disk Utility and ran a quick SMART Data assessment on it, which returned a "healthy".

    I then ran "Check Filesystem", which came back with "File system is not clean."

    Ran Boot-Repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6982054/

    Restart computer. Great success. She booted right up.

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