Edgy is HOSED (initramfs?)

Ulrich Steffens ulrich at barfuss-jerusalem.org
Wed Sep 20 16:13:50 UTC 2006

Am Mittwoch, den 20.09.2006, 08:39 -0700 schrieb Scott:
> I've been running Edgy for a few weeks now.  Over the past week Usplash 
> upgrades have gotten a bit messy.  So messy that I could no longer boot 
> and I didn't know what else to do  So, I decided just to start over from 
> scratch.  So I downloaded the latest CD Image (as of 19 September ) 
> burned and did a fresh install.
> After the install did an apt-get update which updated dozens of apps.  I 
> noted the kernel, uspash and X were among them. So I rebooted.
> Upon rebooting I was thrown back at the same screen I had last seen in 
> the previous install.
> After Usplash I'm thrown into a BusyBox shell.
> Then it says
>   "can't access tty; job control off"
> (initramfs)"
> I have no idea what to do now (besides staying away from Edgy till it's 
> released that is). The problem doesn't appear to be on my end, based on 
> what's been going on.
> On the other hand, I'm surprised I'd not yet seen it mentioned here.
> Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions...
> Help? ;-)
> I don't mind testing at all. I enjoy it. So if I can get it running 
> again, that would be cool.
i had that exact same behaviour that caused  a nonbooting edgy.
and the solution was somehow catchy:
just reset the machine and the error will go away ;)
it happend 3-5 times so far and pushing reset always resolved the



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