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Linux/Ubuntu noob here and my installation just choked with the
This is similar to this previous issue: Days-old but won't boot (missing /sbin/init) - help!
And this link describes the apparent solution.
I have a dual boot eepc 1001px, my partitions are a little different,
fdisk -l gives me:
/dev/sda1 * ID=7 HPFS/NFFS /dev/sda2 ID=lb Hidden w95 FAT32 /dev/sda3 ID=5 Extended /dev/sda4 ID=ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32) /dev/sda5 ID=83 Linux
I'm using a bootable usb key with the netbook 10.10 version installed so I can get into Ubuntu that way for diagnostics.
I tried the
sudo fsck /dev/sda5 as mentioned in the second link to attempt a repair however I get the following error:
fsck.ext4: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda5 Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?
And I've no idea what to do next :(