Questions tagged [busybox]

BusyBox provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, FreeBSD and others, such as proprietary kernels, although many of the tools it provides are designed to work with interfaces provided by the Linux kernel.

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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv does not exist. [Ubuntu Server 20.04]

Today I deleted LAMP stack from my Ubuntu 20.04 server using tasksel and, when I rebooted the server, instead of booting as usual it gave me that error: Gave up waiting for root file system device. ...
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initramfs errors [closed]

My POP!_OS is was working fine after boot but i cant boot now. I get initramfs errors. I tried to do fsck, not found. I created a live disk and made from there. After fix and a successful boot, reboot;...
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Ubuntu won't boot after crash - initrams kernel panic

after I couldn't do anything anymore while using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I had to force power-off and now it won't boot anymore. I ran a hardware check and everything appears to be okay (obviously I was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS won't boot. BusyBox (initrams) pops up instead. What to do?

After turning on my laptop the Ubuntu logo appeared for some seconds and then the BusyBox (initrams) console popped up. It shows an ACPI and a PKCS#7 error message. I have read in some forums that ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, always end up in busybox

Installed ubuntu 20.04LTS a few days back. I cannot boot, every time i try it sends me into busybox with initramfs error. I have searched for the solution on this site but didn't find one. i have ...
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ubuntu problems with boot system

i got this Error When I try to boot the system (i have ubuntu 20.04) as you can see in photo here BusyBox v1.30.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6.2) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-...
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Ubuntu 16.04: “Gave up waiting for root device” [Solved]

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 dual-boot, and 2 days ago when I tried to use Ubuntu, before it could boot I got this message: I didn't do any update recently (neither on Ubuntu, nor ...
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Raise the CPU temperature [closed]

Problem: I want to maximize the CPU usage and eventually raise the operating temperature of my CPU. My ultimate goal is to see if I can reach thermal runaway on my Linux device. This is not a full PC, ...
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Newbie: tried to upgrade 15.01->16.04, failed, wrecked boot sector; now it boots to a black screen. Help

I had Ubuntu 15.10 LTS running OK on a single OS (no Windows partition) Dell Inspiron 5559 with UEFI boot sector. Needed to upgrade to run newer software (Google Meet in Firefox). Tried to start the ...
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“No pointer back to namespace node in package” on boot

Whenever I switch on my desktop it opens up busybox shell and shows like this: [. 0.100811] ACPI error: No pointer back to namespace node in package (ptrval) (20170831/disargs-337)
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Stuck in initramfs at boot [duplicate]

Screen text reads: Error reading block 23108274 (input/output error). /dev/sda5: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; run fsck MANUALLY and: fsck excited with status code 4 done Failure: file system check of ...
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Corrupted /dev/sda2

Often while i boot to my system,i am taken to Busybox initramfs screen. I have to do: fsck /dev/sda2 to bring it back to order(several fix options,like missing inode,come.I should have kept a note of ...
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Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) and UUID doesn't exist in BusyBox

I'm stuck in the boot and can't open any terminal. When I try to boot my laptop it shows the following error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -Check ...
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I get Busybox built-in shell (initramfs) on every boot - help!

I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell Inspiron 5559 (only a couple of years old and in good condition). It has been working well for few days, but the last couple of mornings I've ...
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How do i get filesystem.squashfs

Ok, so im trying to install ubuntu on virtualbox and i can only get as far as the uefi looking menu. I press ubuntu and it boots busybox and says failed to send host log message and mounting /dev/...
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My Ubuntu is not starting anymore, end on on BusyBox / initramfs

Here is what I see Here are the error messages in details Here is the proof that sda or sdb are not listed My Ubuntu version is Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.4. This is the first time I am posting something a ...
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How do I modify /etc/syslog.conf to send all syslog messages to a file in different location?

I want all the syslog messages to be saved on the disk in the file location say /home/root/journal/messages. What configuration do I need in syslog.conf to achieve this? I'm currently using busybox ...
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Boot drops into BusyBox/initramfs on Ubuntu 16.04.06 LTS

I'm extremely new to the Ubuntu community and I wanted to revive an old PC to have it connected to my TV for movies and such! I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick so I can then boot into Ubuntu to see ...
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Can't input text on Busybox v1.27.2 built in shell (ash)

I'm getting message /dev/sda1 : UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY : RUN fsck MANUALLY I've been searching and try to run command, but every time I inputting text it became diamond shape text Even I can ...
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Busybox v1.27.2 (ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built-in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands

initramfs appears on the screen, my computer is just cli, it does not login. I have tried some commands, but it does not work. There is more /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root fsck.ext4 -a -CO /dev/...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows XP

I'm using a USB to install Ubuntu 16.04 and when I tell it to install a screen comes up that says "BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in ...
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How to confirm if a package requires any of busybox binaries during run-time?

I seek to reduce “busybox” size in my device by removing some of the unwanted binaries. I have identified such binaries that are not used by my application firmware. But I need to be 100% sure that ...
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Busy box error after booting ubuntu from usb live.Any fix?

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu with windows 10 but after flashing ubuntu with etcher and booting in my machine it gives me the following error- busy box (initramfs) unable to boot live file system ...
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Accidentally moved whole server into “/var/www/” directory

I was working on a project in the "/var/www/" directory... I wanted to move all the files from "/tmp/project/" to "/var/www/html/" using command: mv ./* /var/www/html while I was in the "/tmp/...
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Stuck at Busybox [duplicate]

I have a big problem and I can't fix it So i was installing windows and removed the partition from there and got an error that i can't use this hard drive so i restarted my computer and got this error ...
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Booting from terminal

What commands is it that I need to boot in from any terminal like busybox,grub, and original I need the example of how to do so from the terminals especially from busybox i,it's a but confusing for me ...
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When starting , “couldn't get size : 0x800000000000000e;couldn't getUEFI db list ”

I installed Ubuntu via a mobile SSD in my notebook computer. I'm learning Tensorflow in ubuntu, a total novice. BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list ...
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My Ubuntu won't boot it only boots to busybox

Video to show what is going on So I got ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my HP Pavillion (Model 13-128nr) and I just did a fresh install (Using Rufus) to my Usb drive and it won't boot it just goes to BusyBox
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Can't boot Ubuntu partition after replacing the motherboard

Computer specs: Model: Dell XPS15 9550 Processor: Intel i7-6700HQ GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M RAM: 16GB Storage: 1TB SSD Dual boot Ubuntu 18.04/Windows 10 After replacing the motherboard of the ...
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Tried Dual Booting, now neither OS is booting up

I tried installing Ubuntu for the first time and I think I messed up the installation. Now, Windows 7 is neither booting up nor it showing up as a boot option. Ubuntu is showing some CLI with busybox ...
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Infinite scrolling random numbers on screen after running fsck manually

Yesterday I had a lot of Java applications open that were eating into my RAM. I'm a Java developer so what I usually do in such situations is just reboot. I closed all the apps and did a shutdown. On ...
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Why are some busybox commands in interactive mode not available in a chrooted environment?

I try to setup a most minimal chrooted environment using busybox. I created a directory 'testRoot' and copied 'busybox' into it. from this directory I execute: sudo chroot ./ /busybox sh now I have ...
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fsck: error2 (no such file or directory) while executing fsck.ext2 for /dev/sda1 [duplicate]

My laptop is Dell vostro 3578.I am having a error as shown it in the picture..I've got an update of data recovery today.After updating my laptop,I'm not getting it started.It is showing errors based ...
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BusyBox. v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-19ubuntu2) built -in shell (ash)

Can someone help me to fix this problem: BusyBox. v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-19ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. I am not an IT but can work with Ubuntu. I ...
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BusyBox prompt on install

I'm getting a BusyBox prompt when trying to install Ubuntu. It displays the following message: "(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system". The solutions I found here and in ...
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I encountered the print_req_error while trying to open Ubuntu 16.04 on my dual booted HP laptop

So I have an HP Pavilion 15au627tx laptop and I had been using Ubuntu 16.04 for about 6 months before I first encountered this problem. Once when I logged in last November, everything was in a read ...
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Error during boot.:encrypted source does not exist

Does anyone know how to fix this? I have access to busybox after exit it says: /Scripts/local-top/cryptroot: line 218: not found. ALERT! encrypted source device uuid=longstring Does not ...
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“more” command doesn't work as expected in initramfs

I'm trying to watch dmesg output in (initramfs) but command output has more lines than a screen. So I see only the end of dmesg output. Busybox v1.21.1 has more command, but dmesg | more somehow doesn'...
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Is my disk dead? I cannot boot! [duplicate]

I have an 8-year-old dual boot laptop, but it won't start Ubuntu or Windows. When selecting Ubuntu, I get a BusyBox, that mostly says: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED blk_update_request: I/O error, ...
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BusyBox v1.21.1 problem

I have been using ubuntu 14.04. for about 5 years and there wasn't any problems until last week. I can not boot the system, I have typical initramfs problem. I have watched many youtube videos and I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 not booting properly showing busybox

! [Ubuntu 18.04 not booting properly Showing [3.244726 AMD -vi Unable to write to IOMMU perf counter 3.365182. Could not get size 0×80000000000000e 3. 367212 MODSIGN : couldn't get UFEI db ...
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What am I supposed to so with this, nothing I've tried has worked. [duplicate]

Busybox v1. 22. 1 (Ubuntu 1:1. 22. 0-19ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
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Busybox initramfs again and again

I have ubuntu 16.04 installed.. whenever I boot the system and try to run ubuntu, busy box pops up. I do a manual check ---fsck -yf /dev/sda12--- and then reboot.. now the ubuntu boots properly but ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist [duplicate]

Whenever I turn on my PC which is running ubuntu 16.04, an elert comes up, so i ran my computer in emergency mode instead and this is what comes up: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -...
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Digitalocean droplet boot drops to a (initramfs) prompts/busybox [duplicate]

I have digitalocean droplet ( a server). I restarted the droplet. Then Boot drops to a (initramfs) prompts/busybox. I found a solution: Ubuntu 15.10 - "BusyBox built-in shell (initramfs)" on ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 boot into busybox

I use a laptop which dual boot with Windows 10. When I switch on my laptop it will boots into busybox. When I reboot by typing reboot in busybox it will boot correctly into Ubuntu. I have search ...
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Chromium giving me “bus error (core dumped)” after recovering from corrupted filesystem using fsck

So all was well a little while ago. I've been running into a series of problems and every solution leads to another problem. This is the series of events that led to the current state of my computer ...
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How do I fix my computer via BusyBox? [duplicate]

3DSlicer froze my computer importing a CT set, and not finding any way to fix it, I held the power button 'til it shut off. Booting up, after selecting 'Ubuntu' from the boot menu, I am met with a ...
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Kernel Issues During Boot- Common fixes aren't working

I've been having this error for a few days now. I've tried all the fixes suggested on similar posts, and none have worked. Hopefully I'll be able to give some more specific information that will let ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 doesn't boot. Plymouth and intramfs prompt error [duplicate]

I recently installed some Plymouth themes by using this command: sudo apt-get install plymouth-theme-* Then I changed theme to ubuntu-budgie using this command and selecting the theme: sudo update-...