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(initramfs) Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and Ubuntu, the following screen appeared: Here's snapshot of the ...
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ubuntu boot to initramfs/busybox

I have an Alienware 17 R2. I installed it with 2 SSD and 1 HDD. I have windows 8.1 and install ubuntu 14.04. The disk list is: Disk 0: HDD Vol 1: Data Disk 1: SSD Vol 2: Ubuntu Disk ...
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Grub installing blackbuntu, but I get an initramfs error before install [closed]

I'm trying to install Blackbuntu through Grub. Once I click the ISO on grub it displays the Blackbuntu loading logo, but then I get this error: Initramfs error: unexpectedly disconnected from boot ...
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update-initramfs runs scripts in init-premount?

So, I have a weird laptop that won't correctly boot from my USB3.0 stick. Grub and initramfs load up, but then miraculously the stick is not mounted. If I just wait, the machine drops to the busybox ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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How do I get dropbear to actually work with initramfs?

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 the standard shenanigans with ...
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change host name initramfs ALERT! /dev/mapper/guacamole--vg-root does not exist

I have two servers - guacamole and chorizo to be set up with Openstack cloud. I installed ubuntu server on one, then used the linux "dd" to image the disk to build the other, and renamed the server ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop drops into initramfs after PXE boot with no errors

I've been experimenting with PXE booting so that if any of the systems on my home network crash I can rescue boot them into an OS off my Home Server. As a test i'm trying to PXE Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop ...
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boots into initramfs ubuntu 14.04.2

First of all here are some explanations: I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus UX301L around September 2014. At the time I removed Windows and installed the boot, swap, root(/) and a backup partitions ...
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Unable to find an initial ram disk that I know how to handle

After upgrading to the next linux image, aptitude has outputted the following lines: Setting up linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic (3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring ...
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“failed to create symbolic link” error when updating initramfs

I have 15.04 installed and I get this error (not blocking, everything works but seeing this is annoying) while updating: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.19.0-16-generic ln: failed to ...
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New Ubuntu install, initramfs

I've only really used Debian and Debian variants before and then only on either a virtual box or raspberry Pi. I'm trying to install the server variant of Ubuntu onto a Samsung N150 plus netbook (1GB ...
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Unable to boot after installing new kernel

recently I installed the latest kernel 4.1.0-rc3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit.When I did reboot after make install, it is getting stuck after the grub listing the following error mentioning that it ...
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Stuck on “Loading initial ramdisk” after live cd change on root filesystem

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server with the newest Updates in a Virtualbox VM. It has EFI boot on a 512 MB Partition, /boot on a 300 MB ext4 partition and / on a luks encrypted 7GB ext4 ...
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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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Unable to ssh remote unlock encrypted ubuntu server 15.04 using dropbear/initramfs

So I'm trying to set up a brand new Ubuntu 15.04 headless server with full disk encryption and remote unlock capabilities. I've done this successfully on a raspberry pi running Raspbian-Wheezy, and ...
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Error When Installing Ubuntu?

Ok guys, So I am trying to install Ubuntu in my pc but it gives me the following errors: radeon 0000:01:00.0: Invalid ROM contents usb1-2:device descriptor read/64, error -110 usb1-2:device ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 update-initramfs fails after packages installation

I have a big script I use in fresh installs since 14.10, but when using it on Ubuntu 15.04 I get an initramfs error. The script looks like this: echo "Starting configuration" && echo ...
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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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What might cause “version 'KERNEL_VERSION' has bad syntax: version number does not start with digit” during update-initramfs -u

When I run sudo update-initramfs -u I get the error output dpkg: warning: version 'KERNEL_VERSION' has bad syntax: version number does not start with digit update-initramfs: Generating ...
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How to remove a write-back EnhanceIO cache on root partition?

I accidentially created a write-back EnhanceIO cache for my root partition. I didn't know that Creating a writeback cache on root device is not supported. This is because the root device is ...
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How to make devices files in /dev available in initramfs shell?

My kernel initialization process fails at a point where it drops to a (initramfs) shell without any HDDs being available in /dev. Which script/sequence of scripts has to be executed to make them ...
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How to make a dkms module be picked up by update-initramfs update and be added to initrd?

I'm adding the EnhanceIO dkms module (available at github.com in the Driver/enhanceio subdirectory) by running sudo cp /path/to/EnhanceIO/Driver/enhanceio /usr/src/enhanceio-1.0 # editing ...
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ixgbevf network interface not available during initramfs (ec2)

I'm working on a base AMI for Amazon EC2 that formats any ephemeral disks into a RAID-0 array, and then uses that filesystem for system use (basically a big data partition, and a partition for ...
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Boot goes to initramfs

I installed Ubuntu on my machine as a duel boot on a hdd in a drive caddy on a Lenovo w510. On my primary ssd I have windows 8. I believe that my grub install is located on my primary drive. When I ...
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Ubuntu LTS 14.02 boot failure

I upgraded to Ubuntu LTS 14.02 on my Lenovo T400. After the upgrade, everything seemed to be OK except it could only be put into sleep mode a limited number of times and then refused to do so after ...
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Initramfs suddenly speaks IPv6 but no SSH login

I have been running a configuration with an encrypted root partition and network unlock via Dropbear in initramfs for some time on my Utopic Xubuntu Mediacenter. Since I am actively using IPv6 to ...
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problem with kernel

In the past I had tried to update the ubuntu kernel with that found on kernel.org. Due to some problems I had to revert the changes as my kernel image didnt boot well. Since then I get the below ...
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ALERT!! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell! [duplicate]

I know it may be a duplicate question, but previous posts didn't helped me to get out of the problem. I have Ubuntu 14.04 server edition and sometime it got stuck on the boot, when I reboot the ...
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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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14.04.2: gave up waiting on root device

I've just installed 14.04.2, and after selecting Ubuntu in grub I get dumped to an initramfs shell. The error reads gave up waiting on root device. The device it's trying to mount by UUID, hosting ...
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Initiating 14.04

I just upgraded from 12.04LTS to 14.04 LTS. On reboot I get this: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory ...
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How do I manually boot into Ubuntu from initramfs?

I have an encrypted root drive that fails to mount at boot, and drops me into an initramfs. I know how to manually mount it, and I can successfully mount it manually. Is there a way I can continue ...
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My mini-ubuntu 14.04 served over network, can it live in client's RAM?

I am currently PXE booting a small (~270MB) Ubuntu 14.04 image and I was wondering if it would be possible to have the filesystem live in RAM as well With the current implementation the ro squashfs ...
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Ubuntu partition doesn't boot, GRUB recovery ends in “initramfs”

I have my drive partitioned. When choosing for ubuntu to boot, it doesn't and stays on a blank purple screen. it seems that this site has a solution to my problem ...
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Optiplex 740 E - Unbuntu 14.10 - raid install problems

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 onto dual 160gb drives setup in raid by the motherboard of my optiplex. I get through the install, but when after I get the a-ok that the install went well and then ...
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boot to ram, squashfs filesystem and custom kernel

I am trying to boot my Ubuntu based custom linux OS to ram. I compile the kernel from scratch, so it does not have aufs or unionfs. I don't want to patch the kernel. It seems the live-boot-tools ...
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Fresh lubuntu install stuck on initramfs / busybox

I just did a fresh install of lubuntu 14.10 on my laptop (dell inspiron 5100), everything goes fine during the install but then when I reboot the boot won't finish properly and ends up with a terminal ...
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clean install boot fails … ended up in BusyBox (initramfs) … a case for e2fsck

The computer gave me some strange errors like 'device not found' always while booting into Ubuntu, so tried to figure it out and used only the tips from this site to get a fast and secure virtual ...
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SD Card reader not picking up UUID whilst mounting root

I've put the root of a Trusty install on a flash SD card, which I will eventually configure as read only, using an overlayFS to make some necessary parts writable, such as /etc. I know it might sound ...
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Can't find LVM root dropped back to initramfs

When I boot up I get a screen saying "Gave up waiting for root device" Then it lists common problems "ALERT! /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does npt exist. Dropping to a shell!" Then I get initramfs. ...
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“Gave up waiting for the root” error during boot

I have installed UBUNTU 14.04 on my UEFI based system in which Windows 8 was pre-installed recently, and I face the following problem whenever I boot from the grub2 boot menu. Gave up waiting for ...
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Encrypted disk kernel warning - initramfs image won't boot

After an upgrade to 14.10 on my netbook, I can only manage to boot with the old kernel remaining from the previous 14.04 installation. For the most recent kernels, I get this warning when they are ...
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Ubuntu boot error rootdevice

So, what is this error that comes when i started to boot ubuntu 14.04. How to solve this? Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check ...
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I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 from usb. Then it stop after installing oracle java8. When system reboot I only have iniramfs. Please nelp

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 from usb. Then installed oracle java 8. When rebooted I saw initramfs. I am unable to get back to ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Acer Netbook. Please help. I still have ubuntu ...
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LVM VG is not activated during system boot

Since upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, one of my VGs doesn't come online when the system boots up, and unfortunately, this VG has my root FS, thus I'm dropped to the initrd BusyBox prompt. ...
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Restore Boot Partition from running ubuntu

I accidentally wiped the /boot partition of my running Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to restore it? My Ubuntu system is encrypted and I am dual booting Windows 7. Thanks in advance!
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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (also tried 14.04.1 LTS) on my 2009 Macbook Pro 5,2. I have installed rEFInd, I have made a bootable USB as instructed on the Ubuntu site. I can get to the grub ...
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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 ...
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Kernel boot problem (initramfs) 14.04

I am getting desperate about a boot problem, since ubuntu (14.04) is kicking me to the initramfs prompt. From there I tried several tips I found online without success and the only thing that worked ...