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After install Ubuntu 14.04 not starting

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. near windows 7 linux mint 16 same drive. First I installed windows 7 about 6 months, then I installed Linux Mint 16 yesteray, and today I installed Ubuntu 14.04. I tarted ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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Change initramfs script

I made RAID 0 by mdadm'ing partition located on dmraid VIA VT6421 and Western Digital hdd. Installed Ubuntu on that RAID. Now, when I boot, I get (initramfs) ash prompt. There, I have to write mdadm ...
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Loading a proprietary disk driver into Ubuntu Server Initramfs

I have a Revodrive 3 X2, and I am installing Ubuntu on it. I followed the guide by Alex Burgess for a complete fresh copy. I also topped this guide (which works perfectly when using the exact ubuntu ...
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Diskless Boot with IPv6

at our work we are using around 80 diskless machines running Ubuntu. We want to make the transition to IPv6, so now I'm trying to get our diskless system to work with IPV6. The transmission of the ...
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LUKS decryption step missing during boot after upgrade

I upgraded my 12.10 installation that was residing on an LUKS encrypted EXT4 root partition. I did that with the 13.10 Iso standard on a DVD. I booted into the Test System, successfully mounted the ...
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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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sudo update-initramfs returns 'Invalid argument for option -k.' regardless of arguments

I'm trying to get Ubuntu running under Hyper-V to have more resolutions. As part of that (instructions are from a different post on here) I need to run update-initramfs uname -a Linux ...
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Cant install from USB or DVD — Posted solutions not resolving the issue

Hi and thanks for taking the time to view my question, I've been trying to install X/Ubuntu (12/13.04/10), all to no avail. From USB I always encounter the output: BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu ...
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Can I install Ubuntu with partition

So, last time I tried to install Ubuntu from my USB but I can't, my disc is not enough memory so I decided to use Rescatux to download (I lost Ubuntu so now my PC don't have an OS) and copy it into a ...
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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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[Help/12.04 Alert! /dev/mapper/… does not exist! Dropping into a shell!

I'm having an issue with my 12.04 LTS install. I plugged in my phone and turned on my computer and noticed that it wasn't accepting my password to decrypt the volume since I had done the Full Disk ...
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Live system boots into initramfs shell

I'm trying to install Kubuntu Saucy x86 on a rather old computer from an USB stick (USB legacy emulation enabled) I also tried to boot Ubuntu Raring from DVD but getting the same problem: The system ...
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Disable/Remove initrd image during booting

I am trying to boot Linux (Ubuntu 12.10) without an initrd image. There are various sources online, but I'm not able to find anything that is detailed. There are many pointers as to how to achieve ...
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(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system. — [duplicate]

Trying to install ubuntu 12.04.3 onto my Sony Vaio laptop, installation runs after reboot then I am presented with ---: (initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system. I am ...
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How to add ohci_pci to initram

Hello i just downloaded the ubuntu 13.10 and installed it on my computer. Rebooted and it wanted to me to unlock a disk with the passphrase i put. I noticed my keyboard wasn't working and i went to ...
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Synaptic Package Manager Removed Ubuntu

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Using it since a couple of months back and still learning it. But today something weird happened. I was trying to free some disk space from my /boot directory. To do that I ...
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How can I cutomize a ubuntu-server image?

I want to customize the ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso image. My goal is to test this to see if I can get my USB keyboard to work at the second language dialog during installation (I've encountered ...
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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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Initramfs disk does not exist [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10. After reboot I got this error message: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/ee1ab1c1-21a2-4935-a5d6-61e18d9dbf0a does not exist. Dropping to a shell! If I type blkid into initramfs ...
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Package installation uninstallation error

For last few days, whatever software installtion/uninstallation I do with apt-get/software center it is getting ended up with message: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu0.8) ... ...
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12.04, Kernel 3.2.0-55 & cryptsetup

I am running into a problem regarding the following setup: Partitions: /dev/sde1 cryptswap /dev/sde2 cryptroot |_ /dev/vg_root/lv_root / |_ /dev/vg_root/lv_usr /usr/local |_ ...
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accidentally deleted a partition which resulted into a initramfs to be booted

I'm very new on using Ubuntu and when my computer said i need to partition my hard drive to have more space. I accidentally deleted an important partition. I tried looking through the web for answers ...
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ubuntu can't find it's root folder anymore after renaming vg group

Last week I extended a disk on a virtual machine. Because this VM was deployed from a template (in vmware), the name of the volume group wasn't the same as the server name. I thought I could rename it ...
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USB keyboard modules in initramfs

I want to make a Ubuntu Live CD with an encrypted filesystem.squashfs, which is decrypted in the initramfs. I almost succeeded, but there seems to be last one thing: I can't type in the passphrase ...
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Ubuntu Stuck On Purple Screen [duplicate]

I have a HP Dv6. I have had Ubuntu installed on the dual boot for some time. Its along side windows 7. I have not booted Ubuntu for quite some time as I have not needed it. Today I decided to boot it, ...
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initramfs fail after upgrade to 13.04, cant update system with apt-get / dpkg

The other night I received the prompt suggesting for me to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04. I figured why not, and accepted the upgrade. I had very little interaction, just clicked the accept button, and ...
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Acronis copied KUbuntu

When I restore an Acronis True Image 10 copy of a running Kubuntu system and try to boot it it stops at a initramfs prompt and says it can't find the root directory. What commands do I type to ...
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Netinstall PXE for Ubuntu 13.04 keeps rebooting

When I try to perform a netinstall with the 13.04 kernel/initrd the PC keeps rebooting without installing anything. The PC starts with PXE, downloads kernel from TFTP, downloads the initrd and ...
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run-init: nuking initramfs contents: directory not empty, then kernel panic

I did an apt-get upgrade on my clusters's head node (13.04 server) and since then it won't boot at all. The system kernel panics very early in boot with the message: run-init: nuking initramfs ...
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Installing Ubuntu Studio from boot DVD over Lubuntu initframs busybox error

I currently have Lubuntu 13 installed, but I need ubuntu Studio. So I put 12.04 on a DVD and booted it from the DVD. I tryed to install, but it gave me this: BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu ...
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What is the correct way to use key file LUKS authorization?

Before filing new bug reports i decided to try to get support on my situation here. Sorry for my english (it may sound frustrating) in advance, feel free to ask about additional details and thanks!! ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a Dell Vostro 1550 laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. It shows me the error message: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system. in ...
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Why has the size of my initrd.gz increased?

I am trying to update the version of busybox in the Ubuntu NetBoot initrd.gz. I followed the instructions mentioned here. Extract the contents of the initrd: mkdir initrd-tmp cd initrd-tmp gzip ...
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boot-repair still giving me issues

http://paste.ubuntu.com/5920064/ Was booting to black screen with flashing indicator that did nothing. Recovery Mode loaded to initramfs. REISUBed into a loop a few times. Booted to LiveUSB, ran ...
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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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How do I use dm-crypt (LUKS) with GnuPG to use two-factor for FDE?

When using full disk encryption with Ubuntu (opposed to homedir encryption), dm-crypt with LUKS is used for encrypting the volume. In the installer (at least on 12.04 alternate) you can choose between ...
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init not found error

After losing power, my machine rebooted to this error: “error: no init found. Try passing init=bootarg” Per similar threads on this site and others, I've tried booting from a CD and selecting "Try ...
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VM-Player Ubuntu - repair bootup? Initramfs

I got an Ubuntu Image (10.something) on which I was working with VM-Player on WinXp now i had to change to Win7 and made a Backup of all the VM-Image Files. After installing VMware Player and Open a ...
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13.04: update-initramfs works but mkinitramfs fails from APT

I'm experiencing a strange thing, I've freshly upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, Everything is fine except that it can't build the initrd image automatically, it fails and prints out the mkinitramfs's ...
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update-initramfs: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/fixrtc failed with return 1

I'm using Kubuntu 13.04 x64. I found out about this problem after installing Nvidia drivers from jockey and seeing that nouveau was still loading instead. I tried to manually reinstalling ...
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How to reduce the size of initrd.img on Ubuntu 13.04

with my latest upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04, the initrd.img-3.8.0-21-generic file is now 32M. This is creating me problem with upgrading to newer kernels as I have /boot partition of just 96MB. What can I ...
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Boot failure - drop to initramfs

I'm having my fresh Ubuntu 13.04 64bit install fail on me. This is my partition structure: ext4 filesystem (sda1) (boot /) ext4 /home partition swap Installation completes normally but on the ...
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If I run boot repair will I lose everything in my hard drive?

My computer won't boot to ubuntu. What I get instead is "BusyBox v.1.18.5-1ubuntu4.1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in. Commands. (Initramfs)
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I cannot boot my ubuntu desktop

I'm new to managing hard disks, and was editing partition table. Today, I accidentally restarted my ubuntu after deleted partition(/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2/, /dev/sda5) and before create new partition ...
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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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Couldn't get desktop environment

I'm totally new to Linux. I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10, and mounted it using virtual clone drive. I chose Demo and full Installation and on the next page I chose Help me to boot from CD and I clicked ...
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Can not get rid of too new NVIDIA driver from initrd

I run kernel 3.5.0-27-generic on Ubuntu 12.10 (Pretzlyquantumbear!?) Somehow, I have installed Nvidia driver 310.32, and X11 will not start unless I at each boot go and run make install in ...
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initramfs prompt after boot after using Windows installer and receiving NTFS error

I used 'Windows installer" for ubuntu 12.04 TLS. All went well and it asked me to reboot. Once rebooted, I received some NTFS error in flash and it goes to 'initramfs' boot prompt with a lot of help ...
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ubuntu 12.04 freezes after booting to desktop

I can't find an answer to this problem. I have 12.04 installed, did an upgrade late one evening and when I rebooted next day Ubuntu went as far as the desktop and then frize after about 10 or 20 ...