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After kernel upgrade initramfs waiting for root device

Here is the message i get I was upgrading Ubuntu 12.04.1 to 12.04.05 and the kernel upgrade from 3.8.0.29 to 3.8.0.44 using diet-upgrade. The system won't boot back in to the new kernel as i cannot ...
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HELP! Ubuntu (12.04) doesn't load at all after installing lxde! Can anyone please help me?

I was using Ubuntu (12.04) precise pangolin on an old machine (intel core duo dual booting with windows xp). I thought the unity shell was taking too much ram so I installed lxde. It installed a ton ...
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Using Ubuntu 15.10 not able to boot up the system

Ubuntu 15.10 fails to boot up the system. It goes like : ACPI PCC probe failed starting version 219 could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/3.19.0-43-generic/modules.dep.bin Gaveup waiting for root ...
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Run fsck from grub [duplicate]

My just after installing some software. It takes about 5 minutes to load and then goes into initramfs. I think it's an inconsistency in my super block. I have access to initramfs and grub and nothing ...
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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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How do I install ubuntu on a laptop without cd-rom and only usb 3 (windows 10)

I've tried installing with an usb-stick, and have come to the install-menu, getting the options to install or run ubuntu from usb - but no matter the choice, I end up with the error "(initramfs) ...
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Edit Aufs Tmpfs partition size

I followed this instruction https://help.ubuntu.com/community/aufsRootFileSystemOnUsbFlash to create a aufs RAMDISK for my xubuntu. It creates a 512MB Filesystem. SO, HOW CAN I CHANGE THAT SIZE FOR ...
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Clonezilla: problem with custom menu entry

I try to build an semi-automatic entry in my clonezilla usb stick. label Clonezilla live, ::: Restore ::: MENU LABEL Clonezilla live, ::: Restore ::: kernel /live/vmlinuz append ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after GUI crash, now bad superblocks?

I'm experiencing some serious problems with Ubuntu 14.10 for a while. Everything was working fine for a few months on version 15.04, after which my system just started crashing out of nowhere, by what ...
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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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initramfs: where can I determine what goes into /sbin?

Where can I configure which binaries update-initramfs copies into the /sbin directory inside the initrd image? I have been looking under /etc/initramfs-tools and /usr/lib/initramfs-tools but couldn't ...
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Kickstart file not working, getting no init found

I'm trying to make a kickstart file that installs ubuntu desktop and then installs some software. When i try my file: http://pastebin.com/TNTZbsZf the install drops to busybox, initramfs. The error ...
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Can't use Ubuntu after install

My problem is that when i try to install ubuntu from a USB and i reboot the pc (when it finish installing) never start correctly. The most common error that i have is: (initramfs) Unable to find a ...
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How to deploy ramdisk image on to disk less nodes using MAAS?

I am using MAAS version 1.7.6 with ubuntu 14.04. Currently MAAS can deploy ubuntu/centos images on to the nodes by installing into local disk. I want to deploy my disk less nodes with ramdisk image. ...
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How to load a module in initrd?

I want to explicitly load a module (say, netconsole) during the initrd stage, similarly to /etc/modules in the main system startup procedure. First, I checked that the initrd in my system already ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed [8.132136]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. I used a DVD to install ubuntu and after rebooting this came up: Completing the Ubuntu installation. For more installation boot options, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit Boot Kernel panic Problem

My Dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS not getting booted with below Error messages: Kernel panic : Not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on on unknown block(0,0) CPU:0 PID:1 Comm swapper/0 Not tainted ...
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Ubuntu ramdisk template

I've been working on a ramdisk template for running a complete root filesystem on the RAM of a baremetal server(over IPMI so no physical access) that boots over PXE. I used debootstrap to create an ...
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Install Ubuntu with full disk encryption - /dev/mapper/vg-root does not exist

I want to install Ubuntu with full disk encryption without swap. Therefore I've followed: Install Ubuntu 15.04 with full disk encryption, but without swap partition It didn't work, thus I've also ...
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I changed Volumegroup name via Webmin, now I can't boot. Stuck on initramfs

I will summarise how I created this error. I created a lvm, then changed the name of volumegroup. It was ubuntuvm-vg I renamed it ubuntuvmvg. I mounted lvm volume fine and to make sure it also auto ...
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boots to Busy Box (initramfs) 14.04

I cannot get out of this screen. I need to get into this computer. Can someone walk me through the commands to get it back?
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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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initramfs error on ubuntu 15.04

I booted up my computer yesterday, but it went to busybox. Looks like a bad superblock from what I can tell, but the actual text is this: [ 5.374775] ata1.00: status: {DRDY ERR} [ 5.374828] ...
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Hyper-V Ubuntu initramfs on reboot

On the virtual machine when I update grub (sudo update-grub) and restart I get the BusyBox initramfs shell on boot. I have a checkpoint on the machine so I can easily go back to just before I ran the ...
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Help! (initramfs) failed boot

I cant boot to my ubuntu 15.04, after boot I get to initramfs. After looking for solutions online and here, I'm not sure what I can do to get back my OS and files... I introduced the command blkid ...
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How can I boot from a USB device via grub shell or initramfs?

I recently got my Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. After some time I tried to update Ubuntu (big mistake) just to find out that it doesn't work out of the box and there are some issues to ...
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Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD

Error to begin with, can't boot I had to do a hard reboot of my computer, and when booting up it (initramfs I think) gave an error: mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed: ...
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initramfs error not finding commands

Please help me I am completely new in Ubuntu and after installation it on Vmware I got this error. I could not switch console and as well it cannot find whoami ,sudo blaa blaa commands but ls, mkdir ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after Upgrade to 15.04 from 14.04

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. At boot up I am getting a prompt initramfs _ error opening USB device 'descriptors' file which repeats without end. I can use Ctrl+D and kill the ...
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Not able to login, recovery mode hangs and drops to initramfs shell

I am not able to login to my machine and when I enter password, system keeps coming back to the login screen. So I tried going to recovery mode from grub menu, but the console displays the error Gave ...
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Boot fails to mount root partition

I recently installed Ubuntu successfully instead of Windows 7 and it was working very good. Suddenly while I was working, it restarted my computer and after I chose Ubuntu from grub it give me this ...
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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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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?

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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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 ...