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I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad SL-510. The computer has been working for several weeks now with no problems.

Today when I turned the computer on I got a blank purple screen. Turning it on again (after a forced shutdown) I get to the grub screen. Selecting Ubuntu results in the following:

mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root on /root failed: Invalid argument

mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory

mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory

mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory

Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init.

No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.

BusyBox v1.19.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.19.3-7ubuntu1.1) built-in shell (ash)

Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)

I ran the memory test from grub and it returned no errors, but I still get this message when trying to load Ubuntu.

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You can try Boot Repair. It may be helpful to you.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Mar 26 '13 at 11:55
  • After running Boot-Repair, the system started normally. Thank you Jai for the speedy answer! – buzjwa Mar 26 '13 at 13:59
  • You are most welcome, still i would suggest back-up your data if any.. – Jai Mar 27 '13 at 8:34

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