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When i boot into ubuntu 11.10 it shows only a black screen stating "busybox built in shell (ash)" Enter'help' for list of keyword It was a fresh install,Installed some basic componets such as 'Ubuntu restricted extras' and 'vlc media player' and 'adobe flash' Real problem is I cannot boot into ubuntu instead it boots me up in busybox shell.I have included a screenshot. Screenshot

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 18:59

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Did you upgrade your computer? Is this a fresh install? What are the last things that you installed? Have you made any changes recently? We'd need more details to tell you what the real problem is. The best I can figure from this is that you've managed to delete a key system file and it's booting to recovery mode. –  Brandon Weaver Oct 21 '11 at 5:00
    
similar question,here is the link to answer visit askubuntu.com/questions/44286/busybox-error-on-boot/44288#44288 –  user30169 Oct 24 '11 at 7:32
    
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. –  RolandiXor Feb 2 '12 at 18:43

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Hi I had similar problems and they depended on my cdrom. Try to login in recovery mode. If you get stuck with some message regarding SATA then CD-Rom is your problem. For me it has been enough to remove it and everything has kept working fine then.

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