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    initramfs at boot please help

    When i try to boot ubuntu it starts to work normally but then it goes to a screen with the following text

    busybox v1.1.3 (debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of builtin commands

    initramfs

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    Use Wubi 8.04.1, run chkdsk /r in windows and shutdown cleanly.

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    i have the same problem...
    1) i dl 8.04.1 iso and 8.04.1 wubi
    2) i put them in the same folder and run and install wubi
    3) i restart win and choose ubuntu at boot
    4) i get ubuntu loading screen for about 12 secs and then i see that annoying initramfs
    5) than i booted win did 'chkdsk /r'... restarted win chkdks happened found nothing and booted win
    6) than i tried to boot ubuntu and was shown the middle finger (initramfs)

    any suggestions or should i kick my compuer really hard? m? any1?

    pls help what m i doing wrong? is 2nd line wrong?
    Last edited by NIMBUS007; July 5th, 2008 at 09:54 AM.

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    This is from the Wubi Wiki-lots of good information there:

    The Ubuntu splash screen loads for awhile then exits to a BusyBox/(initramfs) prompt.

    Try The Following Solutions : 1) Boot into Windows, Goto "My Computer", Right click the drive that you have installed Ubuntu in.Click Properties.

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    Select the "Tools" tab and click "check now" under error checking( On Vista, You might be asked for administrative rights). Make Sure "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked and click Start. After The checking is done, restart the pc by using the start menu(Do not hard reboot) and try using ubuntu now.

    2) Reboot and hit Esc when prompted to enter the boot menu. Hit 'e' to edit the first line. Next select the second line and hit 'e' again. Input 'irqpoll' towards the end of the bootline. Then hit 'enter' and then 'b' to boot.

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    jmszr i have tried that like 4 times and one more time with 8.04.1 ... my pc is doomed

    i give up.

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    When you are in initramfs what is the ouput of

    cat /proc/cmdline
    cat /proc/partitions
    cat /proc/mounts
    grep -i err /casper.log

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    ok here it is - i did what u said ago

    cat /proc/cmdline
    cat /proc/partitions are in this picture
    http://hosting05.imagecross.com/imag...81DSC00140.JPG

    cat /proc/mounts
    grep -i err /casper.log
    http://hosting05.imagecross.com/imag...58DSC00145.JPG

    i dont know if it changes anything but those outputs are on a new wubi install. that irqpoll thing hasnt been done.

    thanks for helping

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    Do you have a raid 0? That is not supported at the moment

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    yea well it looks like im not getting my hands ubuntu with my screwed up cdrom :/

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    Re: initramfs at boot please help

    Hi,
    I got it solved, just by booting system with windows and proper shutdown. My Windows was improperly shutdowned because of power failure.

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