Alrighty so here is the story:
- Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Dell Inspiron 1745 via live USB setup through unetbootin.
- Live USB works fine, using a 64bit image, able to browse the net, do the install, run all the updates and whatnot while installing, no issues
- After installation has completed, no errors are produced (or atleast non that are brought to my attention)
- I reboot, and what do I see, an Error about Kernel Panic, not-syncing: no init found, suggests to use init= option, and refers me to the init.txt file. As well something about a Runaway Loop Mod (which as far as all my research is concerned seems to be something about wrong architecture (i.e 32bit on 64 bit :/)
Now I am not really brilliant with linux like some of the true guru's here, but I'll go through what I have done so far:
Run disk integrity check of my live USB, and a Memory check on my computer (both of which came up with pass)
Checked the drives FSTAB, which seemed to show it knew the mount point as '/'.
- Checked the boot folder (as it seems grub2 is now used) which has both the initrd.img-.. and vmlinuz-.... files.
- Checked the grub.cfg file, for what options it was using, and it seemed to refer for root='hd0, msdos' which although my experience with system references say it should be sd* or something like that found that Grub2 refers to the first hdd like that now (though did try changing it on some runs)
- Tried reinstalling multiple time
- Tried including the init= in the linux section of the bootloader (pushed 'e', and then included the exact location of the initrd file as I assumed that is what it meant)
- Used the debug mode though found couldn't retrieve any information. I did attempt to look at /var/log/dmesg though found that it said (Nothing has been logged yet.).
- I have googled on numerous forums, and found majority of fixes don't seem to work.
- Have attempted both the 32 and 64bit build just to check if that impacted it.
So I am currently out of ideas and wondering if anyone could suggest something to try or a place to look for more info, any assistance would be much appreciated.