While Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I had a crash. When I try to boot from ubuntu (I have dual boot -ubuntu vista 7- Sony Vaio laptop) I get the following messages:

target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init/ No init found. try passing init=bootarg BusyBox v.1.21.1 built in shell (ash) initramfs _

I can still boot from Windows 7 but I seem not able to recover the data on ubuntu partition from there.

Ubuntu partition is 15 Giga. Is it there a way to recover the data on ubuntu partition?

Thanks in advance for help


Because it sounds like u will be able to backup your data when accessing it:

Boot from LiveDVD, then you can access the Data in the Linux partition.

If necessary: Further explanation here for example and in lot of other questions here and forums all over the web ;)

  • I have done that but I could not find any Linux partition, all I found was the filesystem and under device the pc HD. I neither I was able to find the ubuntu data – Claudio Cardella Aug 18 '14 at 0:55
  • have you tried 'sudo fdisk -l'? What is the output? – Ristridin Aug 18 '14 at 5:31

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