Firstly, I'm new to askubuntu, so I don't know all the rules. secondly, im doing this from my phone, so forgive typos or errors. thirdly, I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I'm not sure what else you may need to know, but please, tell me and I'll et the info for you.

So I was playing Rust on steam, and my net dropped out. I was getting up to go reset my modem and router, and fat fingered the sleep key. No big deal, I'll just wake it back up when I get back.

When I go to wake it up, it's locked on the login screen. No mouse, no keyboard, nothing. Wait a few to see if it responds, then hit the reset button on my tower. Reboots, then comes up to grub.

Strange, this isnt dual boot, it should Skipp right past grub as usual. I hit enter on the default option, Ubuntu. Then, it boots to the screen pictured below.

I don't have a live CD or USB,nor can I make one without this computer booting first. I dont have networking on the PC,clearly. All I have is my phone, and I ant seem to find any answers that would help me fix my problem.

Crappy phone quality picture of my problem... https://imgur.com/e8GlHKT

  • If you select advance options in grub, can you load an older kernel? – Delorean Jul 6 '16 at 4:35
  • No. I've attempted to load all of the available kernels, to no avail. – Kristopher Jul 6 '16 at 4:49
  • Are you able to load the recovery menu and root terminal? – Aaron Franke Jul 6 '16 at 5:55
  • Well. I was able to get to the grub prompt, and the initramfs prompt. However, I powered of last night so I could get some sleep, and now I can't even get a bios post message to show.... Edit: reset the CMOS and unplugged my secondary drive, got bios post, f2 and fixed primary boot device. Now I'm back to choosing either grub or initramfs prompt. – Kristopher Jul 6 '16 at 12:05
  • To answer your question, if I choose "advanced options for Ubuntu" in grub, then select the recovery menu option...I end up back at initramfs with almost the exact screen I posted in my original question. A lot of other errors scroll past to quickly for me to read though. – Kristopher Jul 6 '16 at 12:49

After having my local PC repair shop create a live usb of Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 64bit, and booting from there. I simply followed the directions from the answer in the link below. Took less than fifteen minutes, and I'm back up and running.

Boot drops to a (initramfs) prompts/busybox

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