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 wont boot and shows busybox console

I use windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04.4 in dual boot.Recently whenever I try booting into ubuntu,it shows me this, ata1.00 SRST failed (errno-16) ata1.00 SRST failed (errno-16) ata1.00 SRST ...
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Ubuntu Server Randomly Dropping to BusyBox on Boot

It seems everytime I attempt to update/upgrade packages, the next boot drops to BusyBox. Sometimes it just randomly drops to BusyBox on restart. I can easily get out of BusyBox by running fsck and ...
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Trying to install ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64 through pendrive

i have already deleted my last ubuntu 14.04 drive for some purpose, but now, when i was trying to install ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64 through pen drive and i was getting some black screen written on it ...
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Installing Kubuntu 16.04 from USB finishes, but after reboot it stops at Busybox initramfs

I created a live USB stick with persistence. OS is Kubuntu 16.04 and the iso image was installed with UNetbootin. I tried installing from USB on my white label desktop (AMD CPU, MSI motherboard with ...
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16.04 - Unable to reboot system on Raspberry Pi 3

System successfully boots at first time, asks to change password but when I try to reboot it, it says No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. /script/panic/plymouth: line 18: /bin/plymouth: not ...
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How to boot into busybox?

When Ubuntu finds a file system corruption, it just reboot and then run busybox. Is there a way to start busybox without having to a corrupted file system?
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How do I get dropbear to actually work with initramfs?

Bounty Bounty Bounty Bounty! So I'm trying to unlock a headless server running an encrypted version of Ubuntu 14.04. It is a virgin 14.04.2 install with all updates as of writing. I went thtrough ...
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how to debug Ubuntu start-up with BusyBox

Instead of the usual start-up I'm seeing a screen with GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3 and the following options: Ubuntu, Advanced options for Ubuntu, Memory test (memtest86+), Memory test (...
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Error while trying to run Ubuntu installed on a pen-drive

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on my pen-drive (32 GB USB 3.0), using this installation procedure. When I try to boot from that pen-drive, the selection screen appears. I select the normal Ubuntu ...
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I/O error, dev sda - booting into busybox

I'm having some trouble booting my computer this morning, just wondering if anyone might be able to help. Screen-shot of what I'm getting: I just installed a few days ago after having problems ...
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Ubuntu16.04 boots into initramfs

Ubuntu doesn't boot up and it goes into initramfs. I am writing from a live CD trial session. what should I do? I understand that the boot flow is broken and that when the files from root are going ...
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bad superblocks everytime with different hardware / iso?

i have been having some trouble with bad super blocks. installation Erase and install OS (third option) No changes to partitions. Common error messages Bad Super block /dev/sda -partition / ...
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Ubuntu will not boot into busybox for remote LUKS decryption using dropbear

I want to unlock an encrypted LVM at startup on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 server. This is a fairly fresh install. The only installs I have done are mate-desktop, xrdp, dropbear, and busybox. My client ...
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ubuntu-standard package gone - how do I reinstall it in a clean way

This is pretty stupid and I wish I could go back in time... I installed cryptsetup and also ticked the boxes for mandos-client and busybox (I know now - I should'nt) and find myself with ubuntu-...
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fakeraid, don't startup after upgrade

I made up my workstation from 15.10 to 16.04, telling my colleagues I have never had any problems during my updates. The system is installed on a raid0 Intel software. Except that reboot, I just get ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after update

A couple of months ago I've built a computer for my grandfather and (as he requested) installed Ubuntu as his OS. This worked fine until a few days ago. He called me and said his computer isn't ...
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Bad Superblock screwed 16.04 install

A few days ago, with the release of 16.04 LTS, I opted to upgrade. I ran the install tool on the desktop, and I thought it would be a simple process to upgrade from 14.04. There were a few hiccups ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Missing modules, falls back to busybox durring boot

I'm having an issue where ubuntu won't load and falls back to busybox. The issue appeared aftering installing Oricle Virtualbox with windows. I feel like something in that instalation has caused this. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 crypt disk not booting to desktop after successful login

Hello i started with usb install 14-.04 lts and full disk was before that with windows 7/ upgradingto 15.10 reboot and ask for sda5crypt and drops to busy box bin.sh shell . i have GNU grub 2.2 ...
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LTSP failed to establish RDP connection

Could you please help me? I installed a ltsp server on a ubuntu 12.04 machine in order to use it as a thin client to connect to the terminal server of the company. i did installed ltsp-server ...
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After entering BusyBox during Ubuntu Server 14.04 install process, how can I leave it?

I entered the BusyBox console from the 'Select Language' screen using using Alt + F2 and now I want to return to the install process. If I type 'exit' I can get back to 'Please press Enter to ...
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How can I disable/remove account system or prevent user logout?

I want a system completely have no account system, after boot into system, I'm the root, and can't logout. I noticed that I can send the single argument to kernel command line, then enter the system ...
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How to replace GNU core utilities with Busybox

I was wondering: is it possible to replace the GNU coreutils with Busybox in Ubuntu? Is that safe? Could I replace something else (like binutils and bash) with Busybox? How much free disk space would ...
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Bugs with read and variables (busybox)

I have a //tiny// problem with my script: I cannot get the $key1 content. Basically, the script writes into /tmp/bios.sh, runs chmod +x on it and launches it (see result 1). The command set shows $...
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Cant install, Unable to find a medium contai ning a live file system

I need help with the installation of Ubuntu so I bought 2 CD-R in one I put windows 10 64 bit, which apparently failed to install because of a burning error. but I installed Ubuntu correctly in ...
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/dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXXX does not exist dropping to a shell

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and when I reboot and remove the media I get the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - “BusyBox built-in shell (initramfs)” on every boot

Every time we reboot the Ubuntu PC, it's showing this screen, and not going anywhere, even when we typed exit. How to get rid of this nightmare permanently, so that it never ever happens? BusyBox ...
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Ubuntu BusyBox Built In shell initramfs error

So I was watching the walking dead on my Ubuntu 14.04 and my laptop was being laggy so I restart it and boom this error http://m.imgur.com/j18Jt9O pops up Im a complete Ubuntu noob and I have no Live ...
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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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Unable to mount USB media on busybox v1.01 (Embedded in sagem fast3304 V2 router)

I have a wireless router that runs busybox (V1.0). A media server (Twonky Media Version 3.4) running on this router. I would like to use its USB port to mount an external drive containing mutltimedia ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 boots into BusyBox

I tryed to install Ubuntu 15.04 64bit onto my computer. After the installation it boots into BusyBox with a initramfs prompt. How do I fix this? Installation went well with no errors. After it, it ...
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Boot stops at intramfs ash shell

I have spent all day attempting to install Ubuntu on a new ASUS T100. There is fairly well documented support for it. However whenever I boot the installed kernel from the liveUSB as shown in most ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 system rescue on Busy Box after botched Deja-Dup backup attempt

Merry Christmas! I received an external hard drive for Christmas and attempted a backup of the Home directory of my Linux Ubuntu 15.10 system. Unfortunately I botched it and when I came back to the ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed / Busybox

Until a few days ago I used the Elementary OS perfectly. But then began to show an error message when the system starts: ACPI PCC probe failed This did not affect anything. Only appeared at the ...
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Error with update-initramfs

I am having trouble when running update-initramfs in an Ubuntu 14.04 server. It all started trying to recover a non booting system. From a chroot console (from an Ubuntu 14.04.3 desktop CD), when I ...
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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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Stuck at BusyBox error after trying to fix other errors

I get stuck at the busybox menu after a while and I don't know what to do. I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and after I put it to sleep I came to it the next day and it was on a black screen. After ...
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Cannot boot: BusyBox (initramfs)

My ubuntu 14.04 lts 64bit not booting up, it shows : BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) How to solve this ...
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BusyBox v1.21.1 error

As I am new to the forum, I don't know where to ask this question, or even if there is a particular place to ask the question. Anyway, I have recently burned ubuntu 14.04.2 to a DVD and rebooted my ...
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Unable to boot Live CD with hard drive attached

I am attempting to fix an OS drive that had some problems after installing updates. The hard drive is currently not bootable. My main goal right now is just to get some data off this drive. I have a ...
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Problem with initramfs, when startup

I have this problem since last two days. I don't know what's wrong. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire A0725. When my system starts, it shows a message like this: Gave up waiting for root ...
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Using busybox's find to delete recursively some files

How can I find and delete all .jpg? -delete doesn't seem to work... [/share/Multimedia/Music] # find . -name '*.jpg' -delete BusyBox v1.01 (2015.01.25-18:47+0000) multi-call binary Usage: find [...
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Can I replace or repair the partition?

I received recently an issue with my laptop where the system boots in to a prompt for BusyBox. I've tried using the liveCD with various commands I've found on the web but I keep seeing that my sda5 ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on packard bell imedia S2185 with win 8 previously instlled [duplicate]

I was following the guide at: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I changed the BIOS to show the boot menu and selected the 14.04 installation USB ...
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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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How to report a bug to the installer?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on an old Mac workstation with EFI firmware, and I'm trying to use software raid for the root partition. The installation aborts during package installation(maybe ...
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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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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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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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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 (...