Unable to mount root filesystem

Asked by Art on 2006-09-15

After install of gnomeppp, system lost gui and was tossed to command line.
Believe that somehow modem was accessed by networking and gnomeppp at the same time.
Now the system cannot find tty.

Any ideas? this is the read out:

Uncompressing Linux. . . ok, booting the kernel.
mount: Mounting /dev/hda1 on /root failed: invalid argument
mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

BusyBox v1.01 (Debian 1:1.01-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built in commants.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

Art ala schizophrenic modem

Question information

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Status:
Solved
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Ubuntu grub Edit question
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Solved by:
Luca Falavigna
Solved:
2006-09-17
Last query:
2006-09-17
Last reply:
2006-09-16
Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #1

I think you should try to reinstall grub. Follow the procedure stated here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

Art (mock) said : #2

Luca,
Thank you for replying to my request for help.
I believe that the problem is somehow connected with the /dev/tty.
I think that grub was functional. Reinstalling grub had no effect.

Last night I completely reinstalled dapper for the fourth time.
(I guess the third was not a charm)

I have learned to back up time consuming downloads such as thunderbird
to my flash drive.

Thanks again for your help,
Arthur Mock

Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #3

I think it happened because your ramdisk was unable to mount root partition. I noticed this behaviour some years ago when I first recompiled my kernel.

Anyway, if you reinstalled Dapper and this problem doesn't occour anymore, please close this request.

Art (mock) said : #4

please close ticket 1798

rahulhulawale (rahulhulawale) said : #5

Uncompressing Linux. . . ok, booting the kernel.
mount: Mounting /dev/hda1 on /root failed: invalid argument
mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

BusyBox v1.01 (Debian 1:1.01-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built in commants.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

I also encouter a same problem so any solution please suggest as early