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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 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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Issue with Busybox

I just put Ubuntu, the latest version on my new pc (dont have partitions, dont have windows). and it was everything good, until last night, when i started it and ubuntu is not very stable, and im not ...
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Installation 12.04 64-bit issue

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit via Live Boot DVD, when I choose "Install" instead of "Try", I get to the screen where I need to choose where I want to install Ubuntu (Installation Type ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu, when booting goes into BusyBox

I'm a total newbie to Linux so please be generous, but I've installed it successfully on my work desktop (on university network) using the Windows installer (Windows 7), but on my laptop (most ...
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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...