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 kernel....

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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 avail....
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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 ...