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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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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Fixing ubuntu linux2. 34

I have double boot windows 10 and ubuntu. Now ubuntu is not starting and the following appears when I am going to start it.. The window appearing after trying to start ubuntu from my double boot drop-...
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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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dual-boot, RAID, and Busybox Initramfs error

I was using Ubuntu20/Windows10 for quite a long time. To bypass the RAID restrictions while installing Ubuntu i have switched the Boot settings in BIOS. So what i did to make it working: switched ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 boots to BusyBox, fsck not found (Persistent USB)

I did a persistent install of Ubuntu 20.04 on my USB, and until now it had been working fine. However, last night my laptop died and the shutdown process failed, so I just force shut it down and ...
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Booting problem: BusyBox v1.30.1 / initramfs

My Lubuntu [20.x] crashed and I have not been able to reboot since. I'm getting the initial loading screen ('Lubuntu' with 5 dots underneath), but then a screen with: [ 0.177326] x86/cpu: VMX (...
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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 18.04: No login screen, /dev/sdb1: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY

**Freeze on boot, can't even log in. The following shows up: /dev/sdb1 contains a file system with errors, check forced. /dev/sdb1: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. /dev/...
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Ubuntu 18.04 BusyBox v1.27.2 Initramfs error

I have encountered a booting error when trying to restart my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 installed. When I try to start the laptop, the following error message is displayed : Gave up waiting for suspend/...
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BusyBox v1.30.1 not showing error

I have Ubuntu 20.0.4 OS. When I started my system, BusyBox v1.30.1 shell pops up. And when typing exit, it is neither showing any error nor exiting from the shell. I am stuck in BusyBox shell.I am new ...
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UUID does not exist, but matches blkid

Ubuntu always wants to install the bootloader even when you ask it not to which has caused more problems in the past, but now I expect it. This time I had an Nvidia graphics card and I switched to AMD....
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Headless server, SSD error, stuck in busybox without fsck, what to do

The SSD on my headless server switched to read-only. I tried to reboot, but reach busybox and can't unlock the SSD. Seems like I need to run fsck on the drive, but fsck isn't installed in my busybox. ...
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"(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

I installed a software update for my Ubuntu (current version is 18.04) on my Dell XPS 13 laptop. My laptop needed a reboot after the installation, but I performed a "shutdown -h now" instead....
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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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BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)

After Ubuntu 20.10 installation. I tried to make the partition through bootable USB-Gparted. In the midway of partition my laptop switched off even it was plugged in. and then I tried to turned it on ...
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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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Boot repair failed on Dell Latitude with Ubuntu 20.04 single OS that is thrown into BusyBox

i am a novice user of ubuntu and one day my system suddenly landed into a BusyBox shell that stubbornly refusing to mount my harddrive. After a bit of a search I resorted to boot repair but that too ...
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Stuck at busybox, fsck also not working [duplicate]

When I try fsck, it returns sh: fsck: not found
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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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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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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 ...