Cannot boot

Asked by Sabian Purnama on 2011-01-01

When i start my computer, i don't meet the usual view. Instead i see GBU GRUB 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3
There are 6 option to start:

Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-27-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-27-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)

What should i do to get right into login screen (Gnome Desktop)
After i chose one of the first 4 boot option, it always end up with this

Begin: running/scripts/init-bottom ... done.
done.
Begin: running/scripts/init-bottom ... mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: no such file or directory
done.
mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
moun: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init.
No init found. Try passing init= bootarg

BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)

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delance
Solved:
2011-01-15
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2011-01-15
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2011-01-01
Sabian Purnama (s4b1an) said : #1

Or at least can i get my precious file out of my laptop before i reinstal ubuntu (if it is needed)

Sabian Purnama (s4b1an) said : #2

i cannot enter the gnome desktop environmet from these 4 ubuntu option

Sabian Purnama (s4b1an) said : #3

i tried reinstalling GRUB 2 from
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Post-Restoration%20Commands

Now everytime i boot my laptop, i found terminal starts with GNU GRUB version 1.98-1ubuntu5
What should i do now?

Sabian Purnama (s4b1an) said : #4

i tried reinstalling GRUB 2 from
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Post-Restoration%20Commands

Now everytime i boot my laptop, i found terminal starts with GNU GRUB version 1.98-1ubuntu5
What should i do now?

Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) said : #5

Hi Sabian Purnama

I had a similar issue before with Ubuntu saying that it couldn't mount folders such as /sys /proc /etc ... .etc. I tried to reinstall and found that I was receiving I/O (input/ouput) errors from my HDD. So I bought a new HDD and put it an alternative SATA Controller.

Another point was that I found that my RAM was also causing an issue because I ran a memtest (from grub) and it resulted in many errors.

Furthermore i found errors in the liveCD I was using to reinstall the OS!

So I think my problem came down to either bad RAM, bad SATA Controller, bad HDD or bad CD.

How did you reinstall GRUB was it through a liveCD?

1. Try running a memtest (Memory test (memtest86+)) and see if your RAM is fine.
2. Try using some different RAM, if you have any available or if you can access your RAM on your laptop.
3. Try plugging in the HDD into a different port, if possible on laptop?
4. If you can get onto the liveCD mount the HDD and see if all the relevant folders are there (and backup any data while your there ;))

What you need to do is eliminate what the problem could be so that you are left with the answer :).

Please report back your findings from the tests above. (note 2 & 3 may not be possible).

Hope that helps

Andy

Happy new Year!

Best delance (olivier-delance) said : #6

First, try third line of menu (previous kernel)
Then reinstall Grub2 from:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling%20from%20LiveCD

Sabian Purnama (s4b1an) said : #7

Thanks delance, that solved my question.