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After unexpected power outage 10.04 won't boot, the following message appears

mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/***************************** on /root
failed: Invalid argument
mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory
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 file system doesn't have /sbin/init
No init found. Try passing init= bootarg

Busybox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
(initramfs) _

I have tried rebooting from a liveCD but it wont boot and I cannot open a terminal to try to fix it by sudo fdisk -l as recommended on other posts.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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What's message is thrown by the live CD, because it's the only way to fix it. Are you sure that the hard-drive didn't die cause of the outage ? –  Bahaïka Apr 6 '12 at 15:46
    
Try burning and booting from the ISO of Parted Magic and running a check of your Ubuntu partition from there. –  SirCharlo Apr 6 '12 at 23:36
    
Live cd was not giving any error message just hanging on th 'Ubuntu' screen when I tried to boot or trial without installing. After two days or so off I powered on and it ran a disk check and asked to repair errors, after repair it booted fine, no issues. Thanks for the help everyone. Pat –  Pat Apr 8 '12 at 15:03
    
Have you solved your issue? –  pl1nk Jun 24 '12 at 21:54
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Try using the Ubuntu CD to do an "upgrade" in-place. Over your old OS. No data/applications should be lost.

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