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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. On 23 August 2014 I ran in terminal sudo apt-get update. Then I rebooted the system. And now I see: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 LTS upgraded but crashed soon after restarting the system

In Ubuntu 12.04 the update manager offered me to upgrade it to 14.04, so i kept it for upgrading for whole night and after all the downloading, fetching and removing of packages it asked for restart. ...
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Luks encrypt / with a key stored in /boot

First, I know it sounds a little weird to do this (putting a key in plaintext on a drive), but here's why I want to do it this way: If I ever want to give the computer/drive to someone else, I want to ...
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How to fix “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” on custom Live USB?

I've noticed that a lot of people have asked this before, but no method that I've found seemed to work, so I apologize in advance. I've created a custom Live USB using the Ubuntu Customization Kit ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu 14.04: initramfs

I am new to StackExchange and hope to soon be new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a newly constructed desktop. I first tried to install it via a USB drive, but the computer didn't appear ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot

I get these errors during booting in Ubuntu 14.04: mount: mounting /dev/disk/ by-uuid /926b9e0e.. mount: mounting /dev/on /root/dev failed mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed mount: mounting ...
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Plymouth script update and 'initramfs –u' quadrupled fsck time

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix. I updated my Plymouth script for my splash screens and ran initramfs -u to use the new Plymouth script. After doing this my fsck time at bootup went from ...
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Software raid 1 on ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I am trying to setup Sofware RAID 1 for my ubuntu desktop (14.04) Unfortunately desktop installer no longer supports RAID1 configuration. Therefore I am trying to manually set this up. I followed ...
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Can't mount /dev/sda1, (initramfs) on boot

Today I went through the process of updating an old computer's Ubuntu from 11.04 to 14.04. In total I did 3 updates, all wen fine until the end of the very last update. When I pressed "Reboot now", ...
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My ubuntu wont boot after i shut it down

I shut down my laptop one night and moved it. It was working fine before I shut it down. The next day I try to turn it on and I got this. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. BusyBox v1.13.3 ...
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ubuntu is hanging in initramfs

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my friends machine but the usb stick hung up in initramfs displaying error filesystem cannot be mounted. He is currently using windows 8.1. The same usb-stick was ...
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How to disable framebuffer in initramfs?

While using plymouth, I have late splash and tried to fix it, I googled and got lots of suggestions on doing this: vi /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash and add: FRAMEBUFFER=y and ...
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How to debug initramfs scripts?

For my Ubuntu 14.04 setup, I have 4 LUKS partitions that work as backing block devices form my BTRFS root partition. Using the default settings I could not get the 4 encrypted partitions unlocked at ...
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Broken /boot partition: input/output error

The Problem The issue I am facing is that I get the following error on boot, after I select Ubuntu in GRUB: Error: File "/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic.efi.signed" not found. unaligned pointer ...
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Cannot open Ubuntu, stuck with intramfs

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade Ubuntu is not opening up. I'm stuck with this black screen saying: mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or ...
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Is my HDD broken? BusyBox problem

In past two months I have had two "superblocks" (now, running 14.04, previously using 13.10), not been able to start Ubuntu as usual, and getting a message similar to this: BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu ...
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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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GRUB/initramfs Teaser with IDE HD

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto an old pc. The PC has 2 IDE drives arranged in a master/slave fashion. I was not paying enough attention when I installed the boot partition onto the slave drive. ...
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mdadm warning (system unbootable) from update-initramfs, mkconf's suggested fix seems inconsistent with mdadm's description of problem

Summary: update-initramfs says system unbootable, message points to mkconf which suggests rewrite to mdadm.conf that would appear to break the RAID, system up (for now) but next reboot may kill it, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not booting, update-initramfs “nothing to do, exiting”

I did a mess while installing ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15 (9530 haswell) and I need help to rebuild boot partition. My computer has one miniSATA SSD 32 GB and a 1TB HDD. I crypted both with LUKS with ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot and boot-repair-disk doesn't solve the problem

The problem started with a little graphic problem and evolved to a Ubuntu 12.04 that doesn't boot. Instead, it led me to a command-like screen with the word Initramfs. After that I tried to fix it by ...
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Help understanding initial init script to create root fs in ram

I'm trying to get a handle on the init process in Linux & Ubuntu so that I can create a small netbootable image that runs in memory (no local disk) What I have managed to do is debootsrap a ...
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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initramfs installation issue

I have a computer, with no CD drive, with no operating system on it. Something went wrong while I was resetting XP and the computer now has no operating system. I am currently trying to install Linux ...
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After install Ubuntu 14.04 not starting

First I installed windows 7 about 6 months, then I installed Linux Mint 16 yesterday, and today I installed Ubuntu 14.04. I tarted it from a USB key, after the installation the PC restarted, I ...
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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 ...