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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After installing Ubuntu I get an initramfs error

I fresh installed ubuntu 20.04 with live USB, and after restart I got the following error message: BusyBox v1.30.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6.3) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-...
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Cannot boot from busybox after updating to ubuntu 20.10

Hello I am new to ubuntu and I have minimal experience in linux. So I'm stuck in initramfs, I have tried fsck and it said fsck is not found. Tried various codes with sudo but it simply said sudo not ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 won't load, boot into initramfs

Hi I'm new in the Ubuntu world and i recently updated some drivers. After the reboot it wont load my System. If anyone can help!
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What does this BusyBox Initramfs error message mean?

Error message I re-installed Ubuntu but after a couple of days I got the BusyBox error again.
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“ACPI Errors” and “Initramfs unpacking failed” at boot

I have a dual boot system. I tried to install nvidia driver on ubuntu 20.04 through sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall , but after rebooting, I got stuck at the black boot screen, even without being able ...
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Dual boot Opencore High Sierra and Ubuntu 20.04

I am a beginner with Ubuntu and most things pc. I just built a pc with the following: ryzen 7 3700x gtx 1070 two 250gb ssd 16gb ddr4 gigabyte x570 I installed macOS High Sierra with Opencore on one ...
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I Have Problem In My Pc (initramfs) Ubuntu 20.4

HELLO EVERYONE ❤ I Have A Problem In My Pc (BusyBox v1.30.1) I've upgrade ubuntu kernel and after restart my pc showed up this problem Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems: - ...
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I couldnt install packages in my ubuntu machine. Error log shows nvidia-dkms-460 is the source of the problem

The following appears in my terminal whenever I try to install a package in my system. update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) INFO:Enable nvidia DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-...
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Facing issue with Ubuntu 18.04

I am facing issue in my system. I am unable to crate folder or delete something in /home/user directory. In terminal it is showing read only file system. So I am confused how to fixed that. Also I am ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 linux-firmware install error (mkinitramfs failure)

A while back I installed updates via the GUI updater, and got an error, something similar to linux-firmware post-install script failure. Honestly, I was just happy that the box still booted normally ...
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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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Initramfs fails to load after installing nvidia driver

Recently, I moved my Ubuntu from an SSHD to a NVME SSD by a fresh install. My old setup has been working with Nvidia driver for a year and half, from a Ubuntu 19.04 upgraded to 20.04. The installation ...
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How to replace Nouveau with NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 sound driver?

On Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS I want to replace Nouveau with my VGA/soundcard specific NVIDIA driver because the front jack socket for headphones only works on one channel. (Note that the jack worked fine in ...
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`Run fsck manually`. What is the cause?

I was watching movie on Amazon Prime and suddenly screen started stuttering. Not only that, it also does that on other video streaming websites. The video goes into a loop and nothing works. It does ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 (upgraded from 18.04) needs manual initramfs update, after every auto-update. How can I solve/automate this?

I have an issue with Ubuntu 20.04, since I upgraded from 18.04. Every time the software updater updates Ubuntu base I need to manually update initramfs , otherwise my PC won't boot. 1. sudo update-...
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Ubuntu not booting - /dev/mapper/ubuntu-vg-ubuntu--lv does not exist

I was trying to extend a virtual disk created in Hyper-V following this guide https://www.ryadel.com/en/resize-extend-disk-partition-unallocated-disk-space-linux-centos-rhel-ubuntu-debian/ I extended ...
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missing firmware navi10_mes.bin for module amdg

I try run below command on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS sudo update-initramfs -u -k $(uname -r) I get: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.8.0-43-generic W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/...
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Ubuntu PAGE_TAB_HARDWARE_ERROR boot error

Got new "Acer Swift 3" (SF314-41) laptop without OS and trying to install Ubuntu on it. Installed ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64 on USB drive with rufus. On GNU GRUB chose Ubuntu and got next ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 stuck at initramfs after update from 20.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.10. Some messages at the end of the update were showing errors mentioning Python 3.8 (maybe it was python scripts failing), but since it suggested to reboot, I did that and now ...
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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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Slow boot in Kubutnu 20.04, initramfs problems

I have installed Kubuntu 20.04 on several external SSDs and the boot time is about 80 seconds. Kubuntu 18.04 took around 15 seconds to boot and I would like to get closer to that. Using my 20.04, ...
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I've deleted all initramfs files (like an idiot) How to restore them?

I've been having an issue where when ever my computer hard resets it will fail to boot on the next start up, usually complaining about initramfs iirc. I've gotten around it up till now, i think ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot encrypted drive after a suspend from low battery

Problem This happened to me a few times: after Ubuntu (installed on a MacBook Pro) suspends because the laptop's battery is discharged I restart the charged laptop and enter the password for the ...
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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. 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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Dual-boot Win 10 + Ubuntu using Grub — cannot start Ubuntu after upgrading to 20.04

I've been running an Ubuntu WUBI "partition" on my Win 10 machine for 5 years now, first with 16.04 LTS, then with 18.04, with no problems. Today I tried up upgrade to 20.04 LTS, and while ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 USB not working after every reboot

Okay so... This is kind of a follow-up. I formatted with Rufus a 128Gb USB 3.1 (gen 1) with a 116Gb GPT persistent partition and I'm using NTFS with a 4096 cluster. Everythings fine, I install Gnome ...
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Boot process absolutely destroyed… (Ubuntu 20.04)

The problem: Unable to boot into Ubuntu. Causes: Compilation of a package, (NekoProjectII/W) which had errors and in turn made the system unbootable, the error code was sbin/init not found Tried to ...
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Netboot a machine, automatically rsync internal HDD to network master and continue booting from internal HDD

I have a server which stores the master image for a set of client computers. As of now the clients netboot from the server and use an overlayfs, so any changes do not affect the master image. Changes ...
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Installation 20.04.1 - desktop-amd64.iso “Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed” Error

USB installation using rufus to create bootable USB. Momentary message “Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed”. This PC has a brand new 1 TB harddrive installed, no operating system. The last ...
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Boot Error: 'UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY' After switching from Windows to Linux (dual boot)

I dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I used to have them on one disk but I moved them onto separate disks for more space. After I separated their disks now I get this error on startup: /dev/sda2: The ...
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Bug or virus? Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed

after I install and run the game https://boogiedowntech.itch.io/skies, the computer froze, the terminal did not open with a keyboard shortcut, when closing the notebook it did not turn off etc. I ...
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Keyboard not working at initial FDE Passphrase screen (20.04.1)

Symptom: system reboots to the Passphrase screen, but keypresses are not registered (no response to typing correct, or bogus, passphrase + ) it's a fresh install of 20.04 (20.04.1 media) on a HP envy ...
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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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Purple Lines at boot (possibly initramfs decoder error)

What is happening is that when I try to boot normally, I get stuck in a black screen with some purple lines. Before I did anything it was showing a Initramfs decoding error and after looking it up, I ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 freshly Install doesn't boot normally [Recovery Mode]

I recently installed the new Ubuntu 20.10, after the first reboot when I choose Ubuntu from grub's black screen I got this error [ 0.298008] Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed /dev/sdb5: ...
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Busybox initramfs Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu starts a busybox initramfs. I've tried exit command and this is the last few lines of the result: Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) ...
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Initramfs booting failure

After a hard reboot of my Ubuntu 20.04 system, I got this boot issue. What I've tried fruitlessly so far: Repair the boot with boot-repair from a Live CD. Rebuild my ramdisk with sudo update-...
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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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Stuck at initramfs, no results on exit command

On booting my 64 bit machine running ubuntu 20.04 I am getting the following error: BusyBox v1.30.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.2-4ubuntu6.1 built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. Most ...
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fsck: error 2 (no such file or directory) while executing fsck.ext2 for /dev/nvme01p2

Using Ubuntu 20.04 on a brand-new Lenovo T490. It came with Windows 10 but I installed Ubuntu 20.04 over it. At first, I started noticing random freezes, so I had to do hard resets every time. After a ...
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Cannot Boot into Ubuntu after updating Nvidia Proprietary Drivers to 455

I'm having some serious issues getting my PC to boot after updating packages, including my Nvidia drivers. They were updated through a "partial upgrade", which usually goes fine when I've ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 crashed and is now stuck in reboot loop: initramsfs: unpacking failed: Decoding failed

I was working on a Libre Office Document, then suddenly my Ubuntu 20.10 (updated from 20.04) which is installed on a Laptop just crashed. I can still see the grub menu but now I'm unable to boot, it ...
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LUKS passphrase randomly not acccepted at boot time but always from live system or cd

I installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 with encrypted root with LUKS/LVM but the passphrase is not accepted randomly at boot time (actually never on the first try). However it is always accepted with a booted ...
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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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Out of space on boot zpool and cant run updates anymore

I recently wiped my box and installed 20.10 which i love and is amazing! This time i decided i wanted to live on the edge and use the experimental zfs support but after some time installing packages ...
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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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Boot error: “/dev/sda6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.”

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 in VirtualBox, which has been working for 6 months or so. I am now getting problems when trying to boot into Ubuntu. I get an error message as seen in the photo. I've followed ...
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Errors in initramfs-tools

I've been having an error when updating or running any apt command for a week or so. Upgrading to LTS 18.04 hasn't resolved it, nor has removing all old kernels. Space isn't an issue either. ...
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Kernel & Initramfs error

I have a problem with WireGuard installation. After installation (in every version of ubuntu) i have get an error like this: Creating config file /etc/default/grub with new version Setting up grub-...

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