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When I start Ubuntu from the grub, I get a strange message, and a medieval prompt as:

No init found

Busybox v1.15.3(ubuntu 1.1.15 3-ubuntu5) built in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of commands


I use a dualboot system, with Ubuntu Meerkat, and Windows 7. Is there any chance of recovery? Thanks.

EDIT: The PC on a whim decide to boot itself up, and so I couldnt try the solution mentioned below. I will accept the answer anyway.

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Is this a new Ubuntu installation, or one which you have been using for awhile? – koanhead Dec 19 '10 at 12:46
Alright we need to see the output of bootscript first.Post the results of – karthick87 Dec 19 '10 at 13:38
@karthick alright, here you go: – theTuxRacer Dec 21 '10 at 4:20
@koanhead this is a aprx a 1 year old install, that I upgraded to 10.10. – theTuxRacer Dec 21 '10 at 4:21
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Boot a ubuntu live cd,open a terminal and run the following

sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sda5
sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sda8

Running e2fsck will help you,if not we want to re-install grub.Return back if it din help you.

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ill do that when I return home, but do u mind telling me what that does? – theTuxRacer Dec 21 '10 at 10:59
@kaustubh-p That could solve the problem which is not finding init. – karthick87 Dec 21 '10 at 11:07
can i do this with any ubuntu live cd? i have a ubuntu server cd. – theTuxRacer Jan 10 '11 at 10:06
Yes you can use any ubuntu live cd. – karthick87 Jan 10 '11 at 12:27
well, out of the blue the PC is working again. So ill accept the question anyway. – theTuxRacer Jan 12 '11 at 6:31

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