[Bug 236932] [NEW] Bug in upgrade 2.6.24-17-31-generic for UBUNTU 8.04

Launchpad Bug Tracker 236932 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Jun 2 23:49:04 UTC 2008

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 After installing Ubuntu 8.04 with wubi-8.04.exe on D: partition, near
 an XPHome on Fat 32, it works perfectly (2.6.24-16-generic), starts
 with usual login (name and password) and successfully can be used.

 After recently upgrading to 2.6.24-17-31-generic and rebooting does
 not offers the usual login (name and password) but appears a black
 screen and the following text on it:

 BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
 Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

Now any command found in the help list of commands, even if with correct
 syntax as red from the BusyBox documentation nothing happens but
 a text appears: command can not find, etc.

 I can not stop this shell to continue with the log-in procedure!
 Ctrl-Alt-Del gets me back to reboot and all happens again, except,
 when I press ESC and select the 2.6.24-16-generic instead of 17-gen.
 After these operation I can log-in and use the system.
 This behaviour is not user friendly, specially to unskilled users who
 do not know how to act and never wants to use terminal like
 commands, only the graphic shell!!!!

Is this a possible bug or it could be intentional? (This last option is not in
 accordance with the indicated Ubuntu project aims.)

The noticed behaviour is when after the prompt that is (initramfs) I write:
'busybox exit' it answers with: 'there is no or missing applet'
and waits an other command. Hi! If commands starts with 'busybox' always
there is the same answer and, if only a command is given according to the
busybox syntax the answer always command not found.
The circle is closed!

András Szabó
szabo.a.a.g at gmail.com

** Affects: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Bug in upgrade 2.6.24-17-31-generic for UBUNTU 8.04
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