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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

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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initramfs - Unable to find a medium containing a live file system, ubuntu 14.04.1

I can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 in my desktop. When I try to boot I get this message: initramfs - Unable to find a medium containing a live file system.
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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 ...
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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 ...