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This is what I've got. I cannot boot and I see the two of three little lights on the keyboard blinking all the time and the cooling is working on full power, almost.

I saw in other askubuntu topic suggestion for memory test. I did it. I didn't have any errors.

I am 99,9% sure it is not a hardware problem, because I have Windows 7 and I can boot it and it works just fine.

This problem came without any warning or something. I just turned off the laptop one day and at the other day I couldn't boot.

From recovery mode I get this:

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At the GRUB screen select the entry you wish to boot in to (most likely the one that's selected as default), press e and then remove 'quiet' and 'splash' from the kernel line if present. You can then press Ctrl-X to boot. This might display a little more information that could be useful. Edit: tumbleweed's suggestion is better, try rescue mode –  benwh Jan 5 '12 at 7:56
    
It doesn't boot in rescue mode. It is stuck at the same error. I'm wondering how to copy/paste all the information from the rescue screen. –  Ivan Dokov Jan 5 '12 at 8:16
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Could you grab /var/log/kern.log from your Ubuntu partition using a Live CD? –  Lekensteyn Jan 5 '12 at 10:05
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There you go /sbin/init: No such file or directory. Looks like it can't find a /sbin/init on /dev/sda6.

Maybe have a look from a Live CD, and see what is on sda6? Is it the right partition? Is just that file missing?

You can probably fix it from a Live CD, but I'm not sure what caused it, so I can't give instructions. Reinstalling is probably easier, if you don't know how to fix it, yourself.

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On sda6 I have the Ubuntu OS. It is the right partition. I've booted from a LiveCD and I see the /sbin/init file in /dev/sda6. I actually don't know how to fix the /sbin/init, but I don't want to reinstall the OS for sure. Help me out fixing the init. PS: Before I post the topic here I did partition check with Gparted from Live CD. It didn't helped. –  Ivan Dokov Jan 5 '12 at 9:16
    
It seems I will reinstall the OS after all. –  Ivan Dokov Jan 5 '12 at 10:01
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I hate to have to suggest that, I'm sure it's fixable, but hard to say how, without sitting down and playnig with the machine... –  tumbleweed Jan 5 '12 at 10:04
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