Won´t boot

Asked by dawn anderson on 2010-09-02

I dont know much about computers and need help.

I turned my computer on and it wont start. I get a bunch of info ending with

[sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk

and then nothing.....Help

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Chuck
Solved:
2010-09-04
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2010-09-04
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2010-09-04
dawn anderson (dawnmjanderson) said : #1

mount: mounting/dev on/root/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 have /sbin/init.
no init found. try passing init= bootarg

BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ´help´ for a list of built in commands

(initramfs) [6.224576] usb-storage: devise scan complete
[6.226794] scsi 4:0:0:0 Direct Access Generic- multi-card 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI; 0 CCS
[6.227872] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[6.232137] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

dawn anderson (dawnmjanderson) said : #2

mount: mounting/dev on/root/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 have /sbin/init.
no init found. try passing init= bootarg

BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ´help´ for a list of built in commands

(initramfs) [6.224576] usb-storage: devise scan complete
[6.226794] scsi 4:0:0:0 Direct Access Generic- multi-card 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI; 0 CCS
[6.227872] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[6.232137] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

If you hold shift at boot, can you boot a different kernel ok?

dawn anderson (dawnmjanderson) said : #4

holding the "shift" key does nothing, I still get the same response.

dawn anderson (dawnmjanderson) said : #5

if i hit enter i get:

(initramfs)

Chuck (chuckhicksjr) said : #6

I am having the exact same problem as Dawn. When I reboot and hold shift I can get to the GRUB menu but it won't boot my generic version of Ubuntu nor will it load the recovery mode. It just gives me the same errors as before.

Best Chuck (chuckhicksjr) said : #7

Dawn, I may have discovered how to fix your system. I am no expert on Ubuntu by far but I was experiencing the same problems you were. I am running Ubuntu on a Dell Netbook so I had to use a thumb drive, I am not sure how this will work on other systems. Online you can google Ubuntu Rescue Remix 10.04 I downloaded and installed in onto my drive powered down my system and plugged it in. When I booted the system back up regularly the system went into recovery mode and fixed the errors on the hard drive. So far it seems to have fixed the issues and my netbook is working again. I hope this helps.

dawn anderson (dawnmjanderson) said : #8

Thank you so much Chuck!!!! It worked great and I am up and running again!! Once again thank you!!

dawn anderson (dawnmjanderson) said : #9

Thanks Chuck, that solved my question.