I had to re-install Ubuntu from scratch. It has 13.04 (I had a heck of a time getting 13.04 installed) but won't run all the programs I want, so I decided to upgrade to 13.10. Troubles...
Not upgrade, but install. I downloaded the 64 bit version for my desktop. Burned it, and all was ok. I then booted from the dvd. I got the usual bios report of drives and memory, then I got this:
could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.ef1": 14 error: variable 'root' is not set
I got the poor quality graphic with the two pics at the bottom of a keyboard and something else.
Then I saw the text options for proceeding:
- Try Ubuntu without installing
- Install Ubuntu OEM
- Check disks for defects
Install Ubuntu, then I got an error:
error: failure reading sector 0x6c000 from 'fd0' error: you need to load the kernel first, press any key to continue... d to grub or boot?,
and got dumped into this:
BusyBox v1.20.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.20.0-8.1ubuntu1) built in shell (ash) Enter help for list of commands (initramfs) _
If I type exit, I see:
/init line 352: can't open /root/dev/console: no such file 17.372670 Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init! 17.372670 drm_kms_helper: panic occurred, switching back to text console
which does not appear, frozen, nothing changes
What am I to do?