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Questions tagged [initramfs]

Initramfs (Initial RAM File System) is a way of providing the Linux kernel with the drivers and other tools needed to mount the real root filesystem at boot time. Use this tag if your question relates to using and controlling initramfs.

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How to get out of ash on 20.04?

Whenever I turn on my computer, I see a screen saying BusyBox v1.30.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6.4) built-in shell (ash). If I type in "exit" it says: (initramfs) exit [ 241.292626] Kernel ...
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forced into initramfs, getting fsck: error 2

I feel like I've scoured the internet for help with this so I'm asking here. I started up Ubuntu after a while and I was immediately sent into the built-in shell/(initramfs thing). Typing "exit&...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish desktop on ZFS boots to busybox prompt after grub: initramfs does not contain zfs modules

I have a system that has had jammy jellyfish installed for a few months, it's installed on zfs through the regular desktop installer. I did a routine apt update and rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Getting this error in zorin os 16.1! I dont know how to solve it [closed]

I am getting this end kernel panic. Here are the images https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dGiF6Q7V3XiiWdmYM0DEoSbA_jm6qXH2
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Slow kernel boot time

I installed kubuntu 22.04 today and I'm having a longer boot time compared to windows 10. $ systemd-analyze Startup finished in 9.167s (kernel) + 4.729s (userspace) = 13.897s graphical.target reached ...
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mount -t sysfs always mounts the same filesystem disregard of specified source

I was trying to mount an uncompressed initramfs image on a folder to modify it, but when trying to mount normally it wouldn't recognize the filesystem. Then, all places on the internet told be to use ...
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Ubuntu initialize in initramfs after i updated grub and reboot to try to solute notebook touchpad that wasn't working

i have a notebook lenovo ideapad s145 15iil, it came with windows 10, and everything was working perfectly, but i wanted use ubuntu, and when i installed ubuntu the problem appeard: the touchpad ...
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Why is initramfs-tools stopping an upgrade?

Spare me as this is the first question I ever post in here. So I tried to update on Ubuntu 22.04 using the command line and everything was fine until I got the error E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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Getting error like initramfs. But tried fsdsk command.it shows command not found

I think.my partition is in error state.while booting only getting initramfs error... Tried fsck command.but showing command not found
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Ubuntu Desktop boots as terminal after replacing missing initrd/initramfs

I updated to 22.04. Had lots of issues but managed to resolve them. Then suddenly while I'm working on an essay, it freezes and I reboot to find that my pc continually freezes during the canonical ...
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How to fix initramfs in Ubuntu?

Hello, How to fix this error? I use blkid which gives me nothing, and I searched some solutions in Google, nothing appeared except blkid. Can you please help me out?
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How to pipe credentials to cryptroot-unlock for automatic LUKS unlock on boot

My root partition is encrypted with LUKS so on every boot I get prompted for the passphrase, I've installed dropbear-initramfs so that I can SSH in and provide the passphrase headlessly with "...
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update-initramfs causes segmentation fault

I was trying to install lsscsi on my Raspberry Pi 4, running Ubuntu 20.04. I don't have a detailed log of what happened, but it got to the end where it says "processing triggers", then it ...
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After dual booting windows on my ubuntu machine, I cant access ubuntu (stuck at grub2/initramfs)

I tried to dual boot windows to my 20.04 ubuntu machine. After successfully installing windows I found I can no longer access ubuntu. The state right now: I enter the bios and choose the ubuntu boot. ...
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Own PEM file in initramfs

I am currently tinkering with the subiquity installer. I would like to load the iso from a local https address However the intitramfs keeps saying: wget: error getting response: connection reset by ...
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FaiServer 5.3.6 on Ubuntu 20.04: live-boot no supported filesystem images found at /live. (initramfs)

I'm trying to upgrade my FAIserver env from jessie (FAI-Server 4.3.1+deb8u1) to focal (FAI-Server 5.3.6ubuntu1) on the old system (Jessie) I generate nfsroot with the command: fai-make-nfsroot -glfv ...
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How to configure Ubuntu automatic updates to house kernel and initrd on EFI ESP

I want to install Ubuntu to an SD-Card integrated into my laptop. My BIOS doesn't expose the SD to UEFI, but I know that it becomes visible to the kernel once it is bootstrapped. Since I have a 1 GB ...
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Not able to boot my ubuntu due to ACPI error

Don't know why my ubuntu is not booting up. It is showing BusyBox v1.30.1 (ubuntu 1:1.30.1-6ubuntu3.1) built-in shell And after some time it is showing ACPI:Error: cannot release Mutux[PATM] When I ...
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Error message here end Kernel Panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00007f00

My OS crashed while I was using normally the navigator and a text editor, so I've decided to force the shutdown manually, when the screen turned on and is loading the OS it appeared that busybox ...
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Initramfs-tools script for mounting compressed folders on tmpfs

I'm trying to create a small rescue partition (~800MB spare space after all other system and storage partitions) for a laptop with specialized hardware that requires special kernel and kernel modules ...
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How to run fsck manually? [duplicate]

After I switch on my computer, I have a prompt called (initramfs), the message on the screen asks to run the command "fsck" manually.
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Enable usb0 NIC for initramfs

I am attempting to USB tether an android phone to a pi. It appears that when I edit the /usr/share/initramfs-tools/init script to insert IP=:::::usb0:dhcp that I am unable to get a dhcp lease on the ...
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messed up kernel after amdgpu uninstall Ubuntu 21.10

I need help solving this issue thanks for your time! I installed amdgpu (amdgpu-pro-21.30-1290604-ubuntu-20.04.tar.xz from amd.com website) a while ago and it was working fine on my Ubuntu 21.10. Then ...
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Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed on dual boot Ubuntu 21.04 with Windows 10

I have installed Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) as dual boot with Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 ACL, AMD RYZEN 7. I had issues with installing the WiFi on Ubuntu 20.4 so I had to upgrade to ...
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apt: Automatically runs initramfs after install package

I have Ubuntu 21.10 installed on my Raspberry Pi 4. When I runs apt install <Any package>, it will trigger initramfs. How to disable it? Output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How would you debug very early boot process

I have problem where I do not know how find the cause: After selecting Linux to boot from the grub menu my system seems to "shut down" seemingly instantly sometime during the boot process ...
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How to fix ubuntu when recovery mode won't work and can't access windows?

Basically, I can't run ubuntu or recovery mode either _ This shows up when I try to boot Ubuntu or recovery mode . I don't think it's a hardware problem, I used to run ubuntu every day on the very ...
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Unable to boot after nvidia-driver update Acer nitro 5 AN515-57

I usually switch back-n-forth from Nvidia GPU to Intel using Xserver or Nvidia-prime. Today after applying the recommended Nvidia 470 proprietary and tested driver, I'm no longer able to boot into my ...
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how do I update the files in /boot folder?

I'm currently using kubuntu 18.04 and I have a question. this is the content of my /boot folder: abi-4.15.0-20-generic config-4.15.0-163-generic efi *folder* grub *folder* initramfs-4.15.0-163-generic....
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Missing linux firmware (ubuntu 20.04)

When I ran sudo apt upgrade the last time, there appeared the following warnings: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.11.0-41-generic W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/...
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Initramfs unpacking failed

When I start Ubuntu on VMware first I get this screen https://i.stack.imgur.com/0y5sI.png After that I click Ubuntu, and after a few seconds I get a following message: https://i.stack.imgur.com/FFNlo....
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Accidentally I broken my system. Kernel Panic! VFS unable to mount root fs

I'm on Ubuntu Impish Indri 21.10. after Upgrade Ubuntu Hirsuite Hippo 21.04 to Impish Indri 21.10, i get Kernel Panic when i boot the Ubuntu after i accidentally force do-release-upgrade I tried to ...
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How do i revert adding a permenant boot arg from initramfs?

i was trying to fix a crash issue by adding a boot paramtr (How do I add a kernel boot parameter?) <- this and now am stuck in initramfs everytime i boot (i did the permenant boot paramtr). please ...
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Alert UUID=XXX does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

First time installing Ubuntu (or any distro) on an HDD. Last night I successfully installed and was using Ubuntu for a while and today I got an error when booting up. I could just reinstall it but ...
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Dell Precision 3450 upgrade & initramfs.conf

I bought a Dell Precision 3450 workstation with Ubuntu 20.04 and upgraded to 21.04 and then to 21.10. During both upgrades I got the following question that I answered with N. Configuration file '/etc/...
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initramfs shows up when I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04

I have a strange problem: Ubuntu Studio is on another hard drive. I don't use it every day, but when I open Ubuntu Studio 20.04, an error with initramfs shows up. I tried to use a live CD and used the ...
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Unlock root disk with TPM2 on Impish Indri

Background: Using the information in the manpages: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/impish/man1/systemd-cryptenroll.1.html I have successfully added a TPM2.0 key to the LUKS disk with the command: ...
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Error upgrading linux-firmware and initramfs-tools (ubuntu 20.04 LTS, secure-boot enabled)

Got error running apt full-upgrade today: sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up initramfs-tools (0.136ubuntu6.6) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Setting up linux-firmware (1....
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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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How to compile driver module for older kernel?

If my local system is running version 4.4.0-88 and I want to boot a remote system using the 4.4.0-42 kernel with a driver that is only available from 4.14. How to do this? Is it possible? I really ...
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cryptsetup: Waiting for encrypted source device after the motherboard has been replacement

I have a dell xps laptop: the ram was faulty and the motherboard has been replaced. The problem: My hard drive was encrypted and now I am not able to recover it. I am using Ubuntu 20.04. Booting ...
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How to turnoff or reboot at (initramfs) prompts/busybox?

I get the (initramfs) prompts/busybox occasionally in Ubuntu 20.04. BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu 1:1.18.5-1ubuntu4) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) A ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing : attempted to kill int ! exit code=0x00000100

I got this error when i tried to connect a second monitor to my laptop. I don't know what to do now. I tried booting with the previous kernel but i get the same error. What can I do? Thank you. ...
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update-initramfs -u fails, reports double free or corruption?

(Sorry, I'm a Linux Noob) Using Ubuntu 21.04, Intel i5 with Gigabyte motherboard The troubleshooting links for my NVIDA driver installation failures suggest I update initramfs, this advice was listed ...
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Ubuntu not booting (after fsck in GUI then probable power loss)

I would appreciate any help with my problem. At this point I would be happy if I can access my data on sda3 and reinstall OS. My Ubuntu is not booting correctly after: fsck run in GUI fsck finished ...
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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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Boot stuck on HP logo after initramfs fsck

Update: I bit the bullet and did a fresh install, so this is no longer an issue. I don't think I'd consider it "solved" though. Went to fire up my computer this morning and was met with the ...
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Boot failure: Gave up waiting for root file system device. UUID does not exist

Edit 4: I've reinstalled Ubuntu and erased the disk, now its working again and I learned my lesson on system backups. Thank you for your support nonetheless. I've been stuck all day trying to get my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 21.04 with LVM on LUKS2 with integrity check returns errors when generating initramfs

TL;DR: I'm unable to generate initramfs after encrypting volumes with LUKS2 with integrity option and LVM on top of those volumes: cryptsetup: ERROR: first: Source mismatch cryptsetup: WARNING: target ...
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