Boot fails into Busybox, Feisty
Richard S. Crawford
rscrawford at mossroot.com
Tue Mar 27 20:08:23 BST 2007
After installing a bunch of updates to my Feisty Herd 5 box, my computer has
suddenly decided to stop booting. When I attempt to boot into safe mode, it
gets as far as this:
Begin: waiting for root filesystem... ...
[ 45.256317] Floppy drives(s): fd0 is 1.44M
[ 45.283740] FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
After a few minutes, these messages appear:
Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/ad90f690-8d66-41cf-9885-f821c5ae9918 does not exist.
Dropping to a shell!
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-3ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
I booted from a Kubuntu Dapper LiveCD and entered a shell and attempted to
fsck the hard drive:
$ sudo fsck /dev/hda1
It recovered several inode entries, but I am still unable to boot normally.
So what can I do? Is my hard drive hosed? If not, how can I get past BusyBox
to get to my OS?
Richard S. Crawford (http://www.mossroot.com)
"That which does not kill me makes me stranger."
-Llewellyn, from Ozy & Millie
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