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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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Installing linux-modules only works until next reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu 22.04. I think possibly the system was powered off at an inopportune moment during the installation of linux-modules-5.15.0-1050-raspi. When I plug in an FTDI USB-...
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Busybox: is my hard drive dead?

All of a sudden, my Dell Lattitude 7410 with Ubuntu 23 does not boot anymore, instead I get the error ALERT! UUID-022fd460-e4c3-4552-806d-9be2f3337409 does not exist. Dropping to a shell! I then get ...
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How To Fix Busybox Initramfs Error permanently

I am getting a boot failure with message failure: file system check of the root filesystem failed the root filesystem on /dev/sda5 requires a manual fsck busybox v1.30.1 (ubuntu 1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6.4) ...
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Failed to install initramfs-tools

Im running Ubuntu server 20.04LTS. I had an error of apt install, please tell me what I should do to solve this problem. image: img-5.15.0-1023-azure Command: sudo apt-get install -reinstall initramfs-...
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Going from full encrypted system to unencrypted /boot and encrypted / - how to be asked for the passphrase?

I had a fully encrypted system with /boot and / on the same device (/dev/sd8 is root). / contained a keyfile under /etc/luks/ so that I only needed to enter a passphrase when GRUB started, not ...
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How do i get busybox to start the system with specified device instead of the default vgubuntu-root?

My system drops me into busybox/initramfs terminal and tells me /dev/mapper/vgubuntu-root doesn't exist. But what does exist in /dev/mapper is nvme0n1p3_crypt so i probably need to use that instead of ...
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Need to recover files after mistakenly messing up the system but Ubuntu stuck at boot initramfs screen

I had been stuck with a package problem and was able to solve it after a long time. I decided to make a backup of the system settings before I proceeded. I installed Timeshift and set it up. It ...
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My Aspire A-515-54 fails to boot. Got a software disk assembly mismatch

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed 9 weeks ago. Windows 10/11 deleted, disk reformatted NTFS. System worked like a charm for over a month. Then problem appeared. I tried the command /etc/fstab to update the ...
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nvme device not ready aborting installation Busybox/Initramfs error when booting Ubuntu [duplicate]

In my computer, i first installed Windows 11. And then Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop. The problem is, most of the time when i try to boot Ubuntu, i get the nvme device not ready, aborting installation error. ...
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lvextend root partition causing (initramfs) ALERT! /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

I'm building an Ubuntu 22.04.02 image using packer qemu builder. I then dd the raw image to a baremetal mini pc. On the first boot of the Ubuntu image I have a procedure that extends the root ...
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"update-initramfs -u" does not work in external SSD booted Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, so I can't turn off nouveau driver

I use Ubuntu 22.04 in external SSD for Windows7 PC with nvidia geforce gtx960 GPU I wanted to install Nvidia driver(Driver version is Linux X64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver 535.129.03) and turn off ...
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Failure writing sector 0x13407f8 to hd0 - how to check disks if they are not yet accessible?

I cannot boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Lenovo Thinkpad after a reboot given with the REISUB sequence. Error message on initial black screen is "error: Failure writing sector 0x13407f8 to hd0": ...
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Is there a way to skip a particular trigger during apt operations?

In particular, I would like to disable the initramfs-tools trigger. I have a script to configure and build the initramfs that I want (which involves multiple kernels), but part of this involves adding ...
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How to disable package hooks for update-initramfs?

I am trying to build a minimal initramfs. Some packages contribute hooks that don't appear to take any config option to enable/disable them. For example initramfs-tools-core provides a fsck hook and ...
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I've been trying to upgrade my ubuntu 20.04 to ubuntu 22.04 jelly for two days straight but whenever the laptop restarts it boots into Initramfs

This issue keeps popping up everytime I try to boot up my laptop after the upgrade
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Can initramfs be prevented from entering a recovery console?

For some errors, initramfs will drop into a recovery console to allow the user to fix things before booting. This can be a problem both for security (eg on a customer facing kiosk) and ability to ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 22.04 Initramfs booting error , harddrive bad sectors, SSD errors?

I have been using Ubuntu 22.04 in ASUS TUF fx505ge. My laptop is 5 years old. I have been frequently getting different kinds of "Initramfs errors" and several other errors... I tried to fix ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 linux-firmware initramfs-tools install error while apt upgrade

i am getting this persistent error while performing updates update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.19.0-50-generic E: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/plymouth failed with return 1. update-...
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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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getting these error messages everytime on apt install upgrade or installing applications on 22.04 LTS

Setting up initramfs-tools (0.140ubuntu13.4) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Setting up linux-firmware (20220329.git681281e4-0ubuntu3.17) ... update-initramfs: Generating /...
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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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initramfs prompt appears while booting - Error regarding zfs mountpoint

Hello i have a little problem with my pc i have ubuntu system 23.04, last night everything was fine , i turned on my pc today there is initramfs prompt appears and when i type "exit" ...
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Ubuntu not starting, initramfs error

I am having the following error on my ubuntu Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay=(did the system wait long enough?) -...
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Ubuntu OS 22.04 would not boot

My default and only OS on my system is Ubuntu 22.04, but just a few days back it doesn't boot into the Ubuntu environment. How it started: I shut down the system correctly, but when I tried to put it ...
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Ubuntu kernel upgrade to 6.2.0-26 failed

3 edits with further information at the bottom of this question. When I routinely upgraded to the latest generic kernel, the upgrade failed and stopped my computer booting. I had to do a zfs rollback ...
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trying to upgrade and then "I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from ..."

I tried to sudo apt-get upgrade but this is what I got I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda5 I: (UUID=956d301b-3deb-421f-bf5b-396982c5c8ac) I: Set the RESUME variable to override this....
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Kernel-specific failure to mount OS-containing drive

I recently received a Dell Precision 7820 with Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed. After fully updating (and all was working), I upgraded to 22.04, but unfortunately, this has done something to prevent the OS-...
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Gave up waiting for root file system device upon reboot

This question has been asked several times already, but there does not appear to be a generic solution. I have tried multiple solutions but can't seem to get anything to work. I have an Ubuntu Server ...
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unable to build new initrd

setup a new ubuntu 23.04 which was running for some days. All of a sudden while rebooting the system failed to the initramfs prompt. Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount .... Scanning for Btrfs ...
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How can I import Rpool

Gave up waiting for suspend/resume service Aborted Error: 134 Failed to import pool 'rpool' Manualny import the pool and exit BusyBox v1.35.0 I can't post image here because its over 2 MB
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install 22.04: Fail to boot after Grub menu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 22 (actually Ubuntu-studio, I don't think that makes a difference) on a a brand new Beelink computer from an ISO copied on a usb stick. The computer came preinstalled ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 unable to boot to desktop, stuck at command-line login screen

Ubuntu 22.04 unable to boot to desktop, stuck at command-line login screen after I ran sudo update-initramfs -u and sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target It only shows login terminal login ...
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Fsck error after resize my Ubuntu partition on Windows

I use Windows and Ubuntu on my PC with dual boot and I resize my Ubuntu partition on Windows. After restarting I got an error with fsck. I can't fix it. Help me /dev/nvme0n1p4: The filesystem size ( ...
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Making initramfs using the correct host name when applying for a dhcp address?

I'm having some ubuntu servers with an encrypted root partition, and usually they do ask for the password at boot time on the console. In order to start them remotely, I'm using dropbear in the ...
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Syntax error in /etc/default/console-setup when running "sudo update-initramfs -u -k 5.19.0-31-generic"

When executing the command sudo update-initramfs -u -k 5.19.0-31-generic, I encountered a syntax error related to the /etc/default/console-setup file. The specific error message states: /etc/default/...
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initramfs reports "compression not supported by kernel" for all compression types after 23.04 upgrade

Just upgraded to 23.04 and initramfs won't install, reporting "compression (CONFIG_RD_*) not supported by kernel" for any of { gzip, bzip2, lz4, lzma, lzop, xz, zstd, cat }. For example ...
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Starting problem

After a sudden shutdown of the pc, the computer no longer starts. The message says initramfs And just above are lines of text that I can't copy. Thanks a lot for your help !
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Ubuntu 23.04 - booting to initramfs with UUID not detected

I just upgraded my test box with latest ubuntu 23.04 which ships with kernel 6.2. This is very convenient for me due to modern hardware support. Unfortunately, normal boot ends in initramfs mode and ...
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Stuck after Kernel Panic after Timout while waiting for device on initramfs

I encounter the screen shown below independed of starting ubuntu normal or in recovery mode. After the Kernel Panic I can't make any input as suggested by the many similar threads. In the advanced ...
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After upgrading from 20.04 to 22.04 : Initramfs unpacking failed: invalid magic at start of compressed archive [closed]

As text: [ 0.187279] Initramfs unpacking failed: invalid magic at start of compressed archive [ 0.373537] Kernel panic - not syncing: UFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown wn-block(0,0) [ 0....
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Trouble modifying initrd for custom live iso

I am trying to customize an LUbuntu Live CD (22.04.2), following the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization. Some of the things I would like to do, such as removing the ...
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Ubuntu Mate not booting, recovery not booting, initramfs & fsck no fix - after recent update

after an update my Q957 mini PC won't boot into Linux, Windows (dualboot) is still working. After trying to boot ubuntu, it immeadiately went into the initramfs shell mode. The same happens, if i try ...
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ZSTD-compressed data is corrupt, root filesystem requires a manual fsck

I'm getting an error that's similar to many I've seen before, but I somehow can't seem to fix. I am on Ubuntu 22.04. [ 0.260527] ×86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS. [ 0.786997] Initramfs unpacking ...
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Cannot rebuild initramfs images, due to lack of space

I am running out of space on the disk '/boot'. When trying to use the software updater, a message appears suggesting to remove old kernels using sudo apt autoremove, and to set COMPRESS=xz in ...
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Error 'update-initramfs: 175: awk: Too many levels of symbolic links' when using APT

I'm on Ubuntu 22.10, when trying to run apt or apt-get with {install|remove|auto-remove} I got the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 20 to 22 fail kernel install

I completed the upgrade from Ubuntu 20 to 22 and it failed to boot due to a kernel panic. I booted to an old kernel and found that the kernel was not installing properly. Setting up linux-image-5.15.0-...
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initramfs after upgrade Linux kernel ubuntu 20.04

After upgrading to Linux 5.15.0-60-generic from Linux 5.15.0-58-0 generic, It is not booting. It keeps hanging at initramfs. I tried the following exit turns nothing blkid turns nothing dmsetup ls ...
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NFSv4 boot worked in 20.04, doesn't in 22.04

By dint of a nasty hack I was able to boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with an NFSv4 root on a Raspberry Pi 4B. When I tried the same with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS it failed. The Raspberry passes kernel parameters to ...
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initramsfs: globally duplicate id for nsid 1. Kernel Ubuntu 22.04 with Linux 5.19.0-32-generic

Hey I'm pretty weak with linux.... I am currently using ubuntu 22.04. After updating my ubuntu do not boot (Kernel linux 5.19.0-32-generic) but on older (Linux 5.15.0-43-generic) it starts. Do you ...
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SGX disabled by BIOS (Acer laptop)

I have an Acer laptop where I have installed Ubuntu 22.04. After some weeks I have the following message: x86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS. Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems: - ...
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