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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,[5] FreeBSD[6] 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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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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ubuntu--vg-root does not exist on Linux 5.0.0-25

i am new to linux and recently installed ubuntu on my working notebook. I will try to hold the story short. I installed ubuntu with drive encryption (so its asking me for a password everytime i try ...
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Can not switch in BusyBox(built-in shell(ash)), from Russian to English on Ubuntu 18.04

am just a beginner in Linux/Ubuntu. So suddenly my computer reloaded and opened the console with choosing start way. In any options, it is opening BusyBox(built-in shell(ash)) and asking to run fsck ...
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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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Stuck in “Ubuntu Shell” [duplicate]

As of yesterday, my laptop was fine. Now, when I try to boot it up, it's stuck in BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (bash). GUI is completely gone. Any suggestions on how to ...
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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 exist, ...
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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)" ...
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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-...
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I forced shutdown and now i need to access the initramfs shell

My ubuntu partition needs to be fsck'd. Initramfs will allow this but i have no other way. Is there a boot flag or something that can help me?
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'Read-only file system' locked me out, won't boot

I'm running Linux mint kde on a macbook air. Today I logged in and tried to open Firefox, it wouldn't open. I did some troubleshooting and I found I couldn't modify files. It said it was a 'read-only' ...
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Busybox boot error and resolving dependencies

I went from a windows7/ubuntu dual boot to solo Ubuntu a couple of days ago. I reinstalled the whole hard drive from a live usb. Now, most of the times I boot busybox prevents from booting, and boots ...
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BusyBox v1.22.1 (ubuntu 1:1.22.0-ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) [duplicate]

I have a really big problem. It is the third time that I already installed the Ubuntu 17.04 on my laptop (Toshiba satellite Intel® Core™ i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz × 4). Each time, I made a complete ...
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Failed to claim resource error

I booted up my Linux Ubuntu. It popped first two messages, then kubuntu booting screen, then goes back to some "Boxy" program. The error messages above are: Platform MSFT0101:00 Failed to claim ...
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( initramfs) busybox

Please help me with this: 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 wait for the ...
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Ubuntu Stuck at BusyBox `[Firmware Bug] : TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version: 0x52 (or later)` [duplicate]

I am having problems booting my Ubuntu after an attempted hardware fix today. My laptop was working fine but had some minor issues, so we tried a different motherboard, which had a major issue, so we ...
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Ubuntu install saying not enough disk space

I have a Dell XPS which had Ubuntu on it but it started playing up so booted from USB in the hope to install a fresh version but I now get the message saying You need at least 8.6 GB disk space to ...
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How do I get past BusyBox?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu installation. When I go to start Ubuntu from UEFI, I get the purple screen and choose Ubuntu (as normal), but then I am greeted with BusyBox and it won't let me get to ...
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Ubuntu does not start anymore

after my laptop was frozen, I shut down my laptop with the Power Button (long press). After Restart it shows: Does anybody know what to do?
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BusyBox shell on reboot, missing file alert

Upon reboot I am sent to a BusyBox shell with an error message: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/66301ae5-dd52-4e24-8345-e216cba1d1ea does not exist. Perhaps relevant: I did recently format a large data ...
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BusyBox at 17.04

So I have dual boot (win + ubuntu), I shrinked Ubuntu partition, and added these GB's to mine Win partition (through windows disk management), now it shows busybox. Gparted made everything ...
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ubuntu-server installation: is there a way to change the font size in BusyBox?

when installing ubuntu-server on a new laptop the default font of the installer and the BusyBox console is extremely small. is there a way to make it bigger while the system is running from a boot ....
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Unexpected inconsistency, root filesystem requires manual fsck, boots to (initramfs) [duplicate]

This shows up on my screen when I boot my laptop on Ubuntu.
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Automatically run fsck instead of booting into busybox?

Is it possible to prevent the boot into busybox and the need to manually run fsck after a hard system shutdown (eg. due to crashed/hanging OS or hard power off) ? The system uses an SSD. It runs ...
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How do I run udhcpc manually to request it to renew DHCP lease?

I'm using udhcpc which is a part of Busybox v1.24.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have to renew DHCP lease without releasing current IP and without requesting new IP. In other words I want udhcpc to send ...
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How do I do a manual fsck?

My pc doesn't want to start saying: /dev/mmcblk0p2p cointais a file system with errors, check forced. Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. /dev/mmcblk0p2: UNEXPECTED ...
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Root file system requires manual fsck [duplicate]

Whenever i switch on Ubuntu I always see this message. (Initramfs): /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced. Inodes that were a part of a corrupted orphan linked lost found. /...
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busybox shows for `type -a ls` command links to /bin/ls instead of ls

I did some modifications in busybox source. Then I executed some commands as below with output: root@sai ~$ ls 1D_bar barcode_serial insmod pam_aut root@sai ~$ /bin/busybox ...
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Ubuntu live USB boots into BusyBox shell

My apologies if this is a duplicate, but I'm in a fix. Some problems happened, and my linux was erased from harddrive. I tried to install Fedora / Ubuntu 16, but when trying to boot a live system ...
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OS on flash drive acts differently on different ports of the same machine cryptsetup/busybox

I have Ubuntu installed into a usb flash drive with encryption enabled. My laptop (XPS13) has 2 USB ports. When I insert the flash drive into let's say port A, it works just fine; cryptsetup comes up,...
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Stuck at initramfs screen [duplicate]

I have a 1TB hdd, which I have been using for 9 yrs and which had 10.10 maverick on it. the other day I booted it up and I was taken to the grub screen then into a initramfs screen... I can't get ...