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How do I reboot my computer?

A friend of mine started my computer over from scratch, then installed Ubuntu on my computer.

But, when my computer ran out of power and I charged it, the computer turned on with this message:

BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)
Enter help for a list of built in commands.

After this, I pressed Enter a couple of times, and then typed exit, then pressed Enter a few more times.

I then saw this message:

/init: line 271: can't open /root/dev/console: no such file
[     138.437851] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

What should I do? I can't afford to buy another computer right now.

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Feb 3 '12 at 1:35

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Can you provide us with some more information regarding your setup? I noticed you mentioned charging your system, so I take it you are using a laptop. –  Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 23 '11 at 7:15
    
Rest assured, you will not have to buy another computer. This sounds like it's strictly a software problem. –  Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 23 '11 at 7:16
    
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Oh. Okay. Well, is there anything I can do? Since I have Ubuntu on my computer, what would be the best way to make it work?

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