Problems with a live CD

Andrew Burgess ap_burgess at
Mon Sep 17 12:27:20 BST 2007


Fredre: I tried typing that in, but it didn't seem to do anything. It just 
put the same message back out.

Jimbo: I looked around in the BIOS a bit, but I didn't want to mess with 
anything I didn't know about.

Thanks for your help. Any other ideas?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Saveker" <james at>
To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: Problems with a live CD

Fredre Hattingh wrote:
> Hi
> I had the same problem with my Dell TravelMate 5320.
> You can try typing when in the shell that you get:
> modprobe piix
> exit
> It worked for me
> Good Luck,
> Fredre
> On 9/17/07, Andrew Burgess <ap_burgess at> wrote:
>> I'm really new to Kubuntu, and actually Linux; I've never used it before.
>> Recently I've wanted to give it a try and heard that Kubuntu was a good
>> flavour (is that what you call it?) to start with. I burnt myself a live 
>> CD
>> and tried to boot from it, but I got the following error message:
>> 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
>> (initramfs)
>> Can anyone tell me what this means and what to do to fix it? It was
>> suggested to me that it might be a hardware compatibility issue; if you 
>> need
>> any of that kind of info, just let me know.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Andrew
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I had the same problem on my Dell Dimension.  I resolved it by going in
to the BIOS and changing the RAID config around.. for the life of me I
can't remember what I changed though.


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