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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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Getting end kernel panic - not syncing: No Working Init Found

I was trying this CoVirt Git reop, where initially(used 22.4 Ubuntu host) got an error saying Segmentation Failure: this uses busybox(kernerl inside kernel) i ran everything correctly But as suggested,...
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Getting Segmentation fault while running a script using insmod

I'm currently exploring CoVirt, and I'm using this GitHub repository: https://github.com/Nadharm/CoVirt/tree/main?tab=readme-ov-file. I've set everything up correctly, but when I tried to execute the ...
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Memory Read into PCIe non-transparent switch device

I am not sure this is the right place for my question. busybox devmem ADDRESS 32 into a PCIe device memory (PCIe device is an EndPoint of non-transparent PCIe switch). From the PCI TLP transactions, ...
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BusyBox error please help me [duplicate]

This error is showing in my PC. There is BusyBox error:
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cleaning up and repairing server after multiple hard shutdowns

I've been having some issues lately with my ubuntu server. First it started having issues port forwarding my jupyter notebook server. Then I was having issues ssh in to the server. When I connected ...
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Can’t boot into Ubuntu Studio 22.04 from USB drive

My laptop is an HP, model: 15-G067CL. When I boot from my USB drive and select Try or Install Ubuntu Studio, it shows a screen with an HP logo in the middle and an Ubuntu logo below that. It appears ...
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(Ubuntu 20.04) Unable to start GUI after reboot, ACPI errors

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 (host OS, not a VM) and spontaneously started getting errors while using Obsidian, which I closed but failed to reopen. Then, I rebooted my computer, but now the GUI doesn't ...
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After Nvidia driver update the kernal starts in Busybox

I recently switched to Ubuntu 23.04 from 22.04.3LTS. It was working really fine so I upgrade the NVIDIA drivers from the additional driver tab to the latest one and during the installation my laptop ...
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Kernel panic while booting Ubuntu 23.04

When I try to boot into Ubuntu 23.04 it gets me into an initramfs shell as shown in the below picture. Running btrfs check gives no error for that partition. When I exit this shell I see the real ...
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BusyBox (initramfs) after forced shutdown

I have found a lot of questions with problems similar to mine but none of the solutions have worked for me so far. I'll try to describe everything I've tried so this might be long. Today I was working ...
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How to fix BusyBox Initramfs Error on Ubuntu 22.04 , showing many types of error

I am getting boot failure with this message on ubuntu 22.04: [ 0.131760] x86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS. [ 1.974254] nvme nvmeo: failed to set APST feature (2) Gave up waiting for suspend/resume Gave ...
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How to switch to English in BusyBox?

my computer goes to busybox and (apparently) the keyboard is stuck on hebrew, therefore, i can not enter lowercase english letters and hebrew coms out as squares, how can I switch to English?
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Squares instead of letters at BusyBox

Instead of booting, the computer hoes to BusyBox, I can only type capital letters in BusyBox. Small letters come out as squares. I cannot send any commands.
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Boot error due to missing files and interface not showing well on "try ubuntu"

How do I solve this error when trying to turn on Ubuntu 22.04? Gave up waiting for root file system device.Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -check rootdelay= (did the system wait long ...
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Issues with startup [duplicate]

my computer won't start up. It gets stuck part way and gives this message in terminal: [ 0.197384] x86/cpu: VMX (outside TXT) disabled by BIOS BusyBox v1.30.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-7ubuntu3) built-in ...
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initramfs error when trying to reboot to newly installed Ubuntu 22.04

I got an initramfs error when trying to reboot to newly installed Ubuntu 22.04. ACPI BIOS error ALERT!  /dev/sda2 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
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Ubuntu gets corrupted after installing it in Desktop

I have been using ubuntu desktop version for more than six years now. However, recently (for about nine months) I’m facing an issue. The explanation of the issue is below, Nine months ago, ubuntu os ...
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initramfs shell after upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 - raid

I upgraded from 20.04 to 22.04 and after reboot I get the following screen / errors (see screenshot) and it goes to the initramfs shell. It's a RAID system. It might be that boot partition was too ...
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mdadm: error opening /dev/md?*:

I have a Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system with RAID0 and LVM on 2x 2TB hard. After rebooting, the server ended up in initramfs: mdadm: No devices listed in conf file were found. mdadm: error ...
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old windows server wont boot new ubuntu installation: Gave up waiting for root file system device

I got an old server running windows server 2003 with three 1tb disk drives. The drives have been replaced and the server was used until 2018. After receiving it I wanted to wipe it so I tried to put ...
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-/bin/sh: .memtester: not found

I want to use memtester(4.5.1) to test my system, which is runned on qemu-system-aarch64.Then I package the builded memtester dir to rootfs.cpio.gz. When I cd memtster-4.5.1 dir in my system, input '''...
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Why does my boot keep failing after an initial successful install?

My machine is an old HP G60. I don't know all the specs but it's powerful enough to run Ubuntu ~19. But the distro doesn't seem to be the issue here. I've done puppy linux, mint, and now ubuntu. I ...
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I can't get Ubuntu Studio 22.04 to open from a live USB pen drive

I have made two live USB pen drives. Using two different computers, both running Ubuntu FF. I downloaded the iso from a torrent. I check summed the file. I formatted the USB key to FAT 32, created the ...
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Unable to boot RISC-V with Qemu on Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to run RISCV using Qemu on Ubuntu machine 18.04. For the same I followed below tutorials: https://risc-v-getting-started-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/linux-qemu.html https://github.com/...
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Ubuntu unable to load in Dual Boot after Windows update

Using Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 here. After a Windows update yesterday the Grub dual boot screen disappeared, which I could fix. Then I got stuck at this screen with this next issue, ...
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BusyBox Ubuntu Issue [closed]

This is quite wierd. So my friend dmed me about his system not booting and showed me that BusyBox shows up instead of Windows 10. Now he wanted to dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu so I went to his house ...
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Stuck in BusyBox initramfs

Hello today i installed ubuntu and I couldn't connect to the internet nor did I have the wifi option in the settings. Then I restarted and went to windows and saw that I had as much limber space as I ...
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Dropping to Busybox initramfs shell on boot --- volume group not found

since i am fighting for 3 days already to solve this issue that keeps us from working normally, i surrendered and try to get help here. I have Ubuntu Studio installed for some months and it is setup ...
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How to use pagination in BusyBox when ‘more’ is dysfunctional?

So I’m dropped in Busybox and need to do some work here (no pools, datasets and encrypted root) but more isn’t working properly. I need to go through the config files but I have access to a few ...
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Busybox: how to quit Busybox and/or shut down computer

I am on a terminal looking ("pre-boot") screen, in a utility/program called Busybox. By pre-boot, I mean that I am not booted into the GUI of an operating system. My computer loaded this ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after intalling it alongside Windows 10 on Dell G7 7700

It's been a while, hope y'all are doing great. So I had a day off from work today and decided to install Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Dell G7 7700, and as expected, everything didn't go ...
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What sda numbur does my pc have

I have a Lenovo 300e and right now I am in BusyBox, but I don't know what sda number I have, maybe somebody could help me
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Ubuntu does not work due to Buffer I/0 error

After turning my laptop on, it did not work normally and not show ubuntu loading page instead it showed a prompted line (initramfs) and asked me to insert any command,I tried ls and found it does not ...
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Can i install Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop on epyc 7371?

Can i install Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop on epyc 7371? I tried installing in the usual way but the image from the flash drive loads up to Busybox and initramfs. I also tried installing the Ubuntu hard drive ...
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What does this BusyBox initramfs error message mean?

I re-installed Ubuntu, but after a couple of days I got the BusyBox error again.
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RESOLVED: How to repair GRUB...after installing GRUB Customizer

Ubuntu 20.04.2 CRASHED. Wasn't doing anything unusual and my computer crashed. I believe it was caused by the 2TB WD hard drive as it's refurbished (but also a Heavy Duty model). Happens once every 5-...
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Ubuntu not booting after upgrade to 20.04 from 18.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded Ubuntu to 20.04 from 18.04. But after the upgrade I'm having trouble booting my system. I'm getting the following message displayed: **/lib/systemd/systemd-udevd: error while loading shared ...
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How do I get out of initramfs shell and get into gui?

I'm new to Linux, the only os in my machine is Ubuntu 18.04. When I was using it got all laggy and some apps won't respond so I restarted my machine and instead of it booting straight into Ubuntu grub ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 Boot error: “/dev/sda2 does not exist. Dropping to shell.”

I installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on my old PC (Sony VAIO Fit 15A) using a configured live USB. While installing I kept all recommended settings and did not check the box to download third party ...
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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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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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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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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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My Ubuntu is not starting anymore, end on on BusyBox / initramfs

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.4. I was having a conference call on jitsi.org (a great Free software for VOIP) and I wanted to share my screen with my guest. It is at that point that my computer froze,...
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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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