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    busybox - what now

    Folks,

    My main system is Ubuntu 18:04 but I experiment with other distros on an external drive.

    On this drive I have Debian, Arch and RaspberryPi for PC all booting fine via a custom GRUB entry on my internal drive.

    A recent attempt to install Ubuntu-mate on the external drive has given me a problem, installation from a live image appeared to go fine though seemed to take ages, on booting I always end up with a busybox prompt.

    The file system seems to be there, vmlinuz and initrd.img etc. tried manually booting from GRUB command line but always busybox. I've looked in the /var/log folder of the ubuntu-mate file system but can see no syslog.

    I have tried a reinstall but same result.

    The live image works fine and the sha256sum checked out OK

    Anyone any idea what I could check to resolve this?

    Geoff

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    Re: busybox - what now

    Edit the linux line for that distro, and remove "quiet", so you can see more messages come across .

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    Re: busybox - what now

    All working fine now.

    Used sudo grub-install and update-grub but followed each with an actual location, eg /dev/sd*n

    That installed fine and gave me my grub menu back.

    Geoff

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    Re: busybox - what now

    Please mark this as Solved.

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    Re: busybox - what now

    Done.

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