System broke, Target sbin/init not found
vayu at sklinks.com
Wed Feb 21 18:07:51 GMT 2007
I shut down normally and upon the next boot my system was broken. I get
a root command line that has lost it's access to my hard disk. I get
the error message Target sbin/init not found. I can't find sbin/init
using ls, nor much of anything else like boot/grub or my home directory...
If I boot from a live CD I can mount the linux partition /dev/sda4 and
see everything is there and looks intact. It doesn't appear to be a
hard drive failure. I can still boot into windows. As a matter of fact
I installed the ext2 driver in windows and I can now access my data from
windows. (From there I can see sbin/init as well.)
I'm using Dapper, I did not do any kind of upgrades, it just happened
out of the blue.
Any ideas on what is corrupt, and how I can get my system back without a
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