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  1. #1
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    No boot

    Loaded ubuntu using Wubi onto Windows Pro on old 400mHz computer with 256K memory. On boot, get the logo and then Busybox message 'Enter help' and cursor (initramfs). Windows runs OK.

  2. #2
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    Re: No boot

    I recommend you do a search, quite often people find that the answer to there question was just a search away.

  3. #3

    Re: No boot

    Try reinstalling.

    Does the LiveCD work?

    It seems as though Jim! is hinting that it's really easy to find the answer to your problem on Google. Try searching for that error message that you get.

    @Jim!
    Do you know some search terms that would work particularly well for this problem?
    Last edited by coolaj86; July 15th, 2008 at 04:43 AM.

  4. #4
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    Re: No boot

    Please post the output of:

    cat /proc/cmdline
    cat /proc/mounts
    cat /proc/partitions

  5. #5
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    Re: No boot

    Do you stuck at some point with this prompt?

    Busybox v1.1.3 (Debian 1.1.1.3-5ubunu7) Bult-in shell (ash)
    Enter help for a list of built in commands.
    (initramfs)


    I also got the same thing and was astonished. The solution is simple: From windows, after running the WUBI installer, replce "quiet splash" with "all_generic_ide" in the file g:\ubuntu\disks\boot\grub\menu.lst and reboot. Hope it works. (Here G: was the drive that is selected for Ubuntu installation, it may be different for you)

    also, is your drive FAT32 formatted? make it NTFS.
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  6. #6
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    Re: No boot

    Made the changes suggested by Plastichero and now the program appears to be loading and finally stalls at 'ubuntu@ubuntu:~$'

    Ago, how do I find the three cat\proc\ messages?
    John

  7. #7
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    Re: No boot

    cat is a command, /proc/cmdline is an argument, you need to type exactly as above with spaces and correct slash.

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