I've installed win 7 and ubuntu 11.04. I was trying to upgrade my machine to 11.10.
It was all good, it installed all the upgrades and asked me to restart.
After restarting I got the login screen only once. After that there was just a blank screen. So I manually restarted it.
Now whenever I tried to restart, I get the
Busybox v1.18.4 (Ubuntu 1:1.18.4-2ubuntu2) built-in shell(ash) Enter help for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)
Here's what happens when i boot:
- Bios loads
Grub displays option to load:
ubuntu with Linux 3.0.0-19-generic ubuntu with Linux 3.0.0-19-generic (recovery mode) Previous versions Linux memtest another memtest option win7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)
I am able to log in to the Windows 7 though.
If I log on to the previous linux versions also I am ending up at the same error.
Things I have tried:
When I type
exec startxit gives the following error:
/bin/sh : exec: line 0: startx: not found [ 123.764413] kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init! [ 123.764441] Pid : 1, comm : init not tainted 3.0.0-19 generic #33-Ubuntu [ 123.764466] call Trace :
and a bunch of commands
The caps Lock but is blinking right now at this stage. I need to manually shut it down.
Tried to log in to the recovery mode
It gives the error : a bunch of errors (Please let me know if I need to list them. ) Then the last error is No init found. Try passing init=bootarg.
Then I am stuck at the busybox error and the busybox initramfs prompt.
- Tried to log in to the Previous Linux versions, but get the same busybox initramfs prompt.
sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0xf5cd5cce Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 206847 102400 de Dell Utility /dev/sda2 * 206848 30926847 15360000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 30926848 953147119 461110136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 953149438 1465145343 255997953 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sda5 953149440 1239869439 143360000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda6 1362751488 1465145343 51196928 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda7 1239871488 1346158591 53143552 83 Linux /dev/sda8 1346160640 1362745343 8292352 82 Linux swap / Solaris Partition table entries are not in disk order sudo sfdisk -uS -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 91201 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary. DOS and Linux will interpret the contents differently. Units = sectors of 512 bytes, counting from 0 Device Boot Start End #sectors Id System /dev/sda1 2048 206847 204800 de Dell Utility /dev/sda2 * 206848 30926847 30720000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 30926848 953147119 922220272 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 953149438 1465145343 511995906 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 953149440 1239869439 286720000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda6 1362751488 1465145343 102393856 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda7 1239871488 1346158591 106287104 83 Linux /dev/sda8 1346160640 1362745343 16584704 82 Linux swap / Solaris