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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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how to arrange initramfs - Lubuntu 14.04.1- encrypted LVM boots in recovery mode but not in graphical mode

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (32bit) with alternate Installer and used the encrypted LVM setup option. The system wont boot - after a minute waiting i see busybox initramfs. in the initramfs i CAN ...
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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

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 rootdelay= (did the ...
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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 ...
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Trial Version 14.04.1 LTS on Emachines G640 with 8Gbytes memory

Due to a Windows 7 crash, I decide instead of recovering Windows 7, first to try the subjected version without installing on my G640. I have made an USB version with pendrive linux. The first ...
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Retrieve files after boot error [on hold]

I use Ubuntu on an USB harddisk, which had a boot error. I'm ok if I have to reinstall the system, but I really want to get my files from the Documents folder. How can I do that?
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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fails to boot after reboot (update required), mouting failed and no init found

After updating my ubuntu system, it requires me to reboot the pc. So I did it and then the following message shows on the screen: mount: mouting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid argument ...
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error - unable to find a medium containing a live file system

This appears for busybox on trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. My computer specs are nvida 660 ti 2gb, 8 GB ram , 2tb HDD,amd fx8320. Tried everything. Running win 8 tried switching from yumi to ...
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My systems a mess.. multiple dpkg problems

Sorry in advance, my first post so not sure how much to elaborate. Also novice bioubuntu user. Our Machine 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Linux version 2.6.32-57-generic (buildd@brownie) (gcc version 4.4.3 ...
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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 ...