BusyBox provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android,[5] FreeBSD[6] and others, such as proprietary kernels, although many of the tools it provides are designed to work with interfaces provided by the Linux ...

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Ubuntu not booting (Busybox) **DATA RECOVERY**

I have been using ubuntu for a while now. On one of my laptops (which has a broken battery and needs to be plugged in to work). I had overloaded it, therefore I took the charger out (stupid me) and ...
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Unable to boot Windows without flash drive in computer

I recently attempted to install ubuntu 14.04 on a usb flash drive so I can use it on the go. I burned the iso to a cd and booted it by doing try ubuntu without installing and then I clicked install ...
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Can't mount HDD, stuck in busybox, fsck doesn't help, no solution does, but need files to be recovered

I got stuck in busybox some time ago and I just don't find any solution on any site that suits for me. I'm a beginner. I booted a newer version of Linux Mint over a bootable USB and tried this one: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts 64bit boot problem

Hello Ladies and Gentleman, I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu 14.04 lts, i installed it 3 months ago and it was working fine until yesterday, i was dealing with Windows 8 in virtualbox. After that i log out ...
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Ubuntu BusyBox initramfs Error 14.04

Suddenly after shutting down Ubuntu and when reopenning, I get prompted to one shell of BusyBox. I only had a set of options in help there. I tried to follow this solution: Boot drops to a ...
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sed fix for BusyBox - boot fail unable to mount LVM

BusyBox why u no vi?! Summary: Ubuntu 14.04 Server after upgrade first boot, only boots to BusyBox v1.21.1 initramfs with "gave up waiting for root device" due to missing /dev/mapper/xxx-root as ...
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Why am I stuck on the rescue shell?

I have an older desktop computer that I hadn't used in a few years because I hadn't had a land line. Last night a booted it up and connected it to my land line and it worked great. Before I went to ...
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BusyBox: dropping to build-in shell: initramfs problem with encrypted hard drive

I tried to do an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 on my laptop. When I came back a bit later, the machine had crashed. I restarted it and it had got in a pickle halfway through the upgrade process. I did ...
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cryptsetup failed - but manual cryptsetup luksOpen worked

I boot my ubuntu 14.04 and it doesnt accept my password. Some trys later, busybox start. The following command mount my root dir in /mnt echo -n "Passw0rd1" | cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda5 crypt1 ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 Won't Boot - Busybox

I'm using software RAID1 and installation was fine. I booted in, updated, installed programs, etc. Then when I restarted I got sent to the Busybox prompt. At the advice of people in this forum, I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 showing BUSYBOX?

can any one plzzz tell me how to get rid of this BUSYBOX in Ubuntu 13.10 ?? :/ linux was working fine, but 2 days ago my laptop was out of battery and it shutdown. When I restart it, Ubuntu was ...
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Boot problem, stuck in BusyBox

I updated the system yesterday and was then prompted to restart. It restarted fine and all seemed normal. After a little while, I started having trouble watching a stream on BlogTalkRadio while in ...
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Attempted to Install ubuntu 13 from USB, instead booted Busybox 1.20.2 ash

As a sort of project, I was attempting to install Ubuntu 13 onto my 2008 vintage eMachines eMD620-5777(has an AMD Athlon 64 processor inside).Note that I am entirely new to Linux (android included). I ...
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Gave up waiting for root device error

I used my computer normally. But recently I opened Disks and deleted a partition (It said that Unknown file type so I think that the partition is just some drive I forgot to format so I deleted it). ...
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Installing using a Live USB gets stuck on Busybox (13.10)

I used the usb installer as recommended here (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows) I used the desktop version 13.10 I downloaded here ...
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Ubuntu not loading!

I used unetbootin to load the ubuntu files on a usb stick. I plugged it in my computer and chose the option to load it off my usb. It loaded th files and then brought me to soething called BusyBox. It ...
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Full System encryption with LUKS on headless server - unlock with dropbear and busybox. How?

I encrypted a headless server with cryptsetup/LUKS. 2 HDDs with 512 MB /boot on /dev/md0 and 1,61 TB LUKS encrypted /dev/md1 with LVM containing /, swap, and others. I installed dropbear (and busybox ...
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Problem starting up

I am a beginner of Ubuntu, so I don't know that much about it. However, I am experiencing some problems concerning booting up. First of all, I just built a new PC, and I wanted to put Ubuntu on it. My ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 booting into busybox after update

Every time the system updates the kernel from 3.5.0-24 to 3.5.0-34 I get dropped into a busybox prompt at boot, but I can boot just fine using the previous kernel. I've tried all I know. I did a ...
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ubuntu 13.04 boot problem [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 13.04 , when I boot it, it takes me to the password screen, so I enter my password, then the backlight shuts off and a few seconds later it automatically takes me to a thing called busy-box. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boots to busybox exit doesn't work

I turned on my computer and I was sent to the busybox. I have not done anything to my computer and it worked fine last night. I tried typing exit and then pressing enter and it gives me an alert that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot crash - cannot locate sda

my hardware: Asus Eee PC 901go, Ubuntu 12.04. System has crashed and doesn't boot without USB Ubutnu 12.04 stick. When trying to load normally (when choosing Ubuntu newest ver. via Grub) I get blank ...
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Error while trying to install Ubuntu 12.10

I keep getting this error when I try to install Ubuntu 12.10: busyboxv1.19.3(ubuntu 1:1.19.3-7ubuntu) built in shell(ash) enter help intramfs My computer is a Pentium III 700 MHz, with 655 MB RAM. ...
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“Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

I've installed Ubuntu on my laptop, but when I open Ubuntu, it says the following message (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Can anyone help?
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Lubuntu live CD boot drops to Busybox console

Trying to install Lubuntu 12.10 to an old PC (Duron 1200 on Asus A7N266-VM with 756MB). I did an MD5 check of the ISO. First couple of burns to CD-RW wouldn't boot, so tried again to CD-R with verify ...
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Stuck installing ubuntu 12.10 on laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Error when Installing From LiveCD - unable to find a medium containing a live file system” (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system. I get ...
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Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash

I did a dumb thing... I forgot that Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) switched to GRUB 2 which puts a ton of *.mod files (kernel modules) in /boot/grub. I thought they were soundtrack files put there ...
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“BusyBox initramfs” prompt while attempting to install from live CD on 2nd HDD

I've created a partition in ext3 on my second HDD to install Linux. However, when I come to boot the CD, I get directed to a BusyBox prompt with no other choice than help. Other topics I've read on ...
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Ubuntu not booting, thrown into Busybox

I get this problem even in recovery mode, even with older versions of Ubuntu that are still in the Grub menu. I ran the default repair of the Boot Repair (as recommended in this question), to no ...
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Upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 and grub drops to BusyBox prompt without error

I updated a working server from 10.04 to 12.04.1 today. Everything upgraded without error. However, there is an odd issue with grub and the new kernel (3.2.0-30-generic). After grub boots, the system ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 start fails after update

I did an system update on Ubuntu Server 12.04, which requested a reboot. Since that, the system never reaches the login. It hangs on: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't load - hangs at Busybox v1.18.5 / initramfs

I want to start by saying that I am very new with Linux (about 1 month using it). I have had no problems up until now. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Toshiba laptop with 250 GB hard drive and 3 GB ...
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stuck in busybox after update

I should start out by saying that I am not very tech savvy and have done my best to understand what is going on here from reading other people's posts and have fumbled my way through several attempted ...
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Can not boot! initramfs error!

I've had Ubuntu for a while and it'd been working fine till now. Every time I try to boot I get this message and I can not go any further: BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell ...
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How can I start Busybox at boot time, from GRUB, or even before GRUB?

Most Busybox questions are related to the fact that users are dropped to a Busybox shell due to some unknown issues at boot time. This must make Busybox one of the most hated pieces of software. My ...
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Problem starting Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Acer Aspire 7730 laptop (Acer Aspire 7730). After a power failure it shows me only the GNU GRUB menu with these options: Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0.24 - generic Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0.24 - ...
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Stuck at Busybox v1.18.4 (ubuntu 1:1.18.4-2ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) Enter help for a list of commands

I've installed win 7 and ubuntu 11.04. I was trying to upgrade my machine to 11.10. It was all good, it installed all the upgrades and asked me to restart. After restarting I got the login screen ...
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Newly installed xubuntu doesn't start

I installed xubuntu instead of normal ubuntu i asked about yesterday, but now i have another problem. I already installed system, but I can't boot it. After grub and "choose system to boot" window ...
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Ubuntu freezes at the purple screen ,but if I force re-boot , it shows BusyBox shell with initramfs. Happens 80% time [closed]

I tried both Ubuntu 11.04,11.10 & 12.04. It frequently freezes at the purple screen (the screen before the 5-dot ubuntu screen) I wait for 10-15 mins and when I force re-boot, it ends up showing ...
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Kernel panic at boot with BusyBox and init error messages [closed]

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 ...