Install problems with Partition Window

L Paz lpaz1 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 16 01:11:13 GMT 2008


A couple of day's ago, I tried updating my system from ubuntu 7.10 to ubuntu 8.04. Now when I boot I get a shell prompt that syas this:

        Starting Up....
Loading, please wait...
check root=bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
or missing modules, devices! cat /proc/modules ls /dev

ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/586255b2-73b6-4830-89aa-630e0727fe07 does not exist, Dropping to a Shell!

BusyBox v 1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in Shell (ash)

Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands.

(initramfs)_

If I go into GRUB and pick the second choice, the system boots up ok and I can log in.
the first choice is this:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-22-generic root=UUID=586255b2-73b6-483c-89aa-630e0727fe07 ro quiet splash

the second choice is this:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-16-generic root=UUID=586255b2-73b6-483c-89aa-630e0727fe07 ro quiet splash

So I thought I would try to reinstall Ubuntu 8.04 , so I downloaded the ubuntu 8.04 distro from www.ubuntu.com, and I pick the second line that says Install Ubuntu., but when I get to step 4 out of 7, the partition window is blank----I can't choose my hard drive or create any partition's as the window does not have any entry's in it---it's just blank. It acts as though my hard drive is not there, or for soem reason it does recognize it.

So, how do I either fix the boot error from the BusyBox initramfs prompt , or how can I format or partition my disk so thati I can install ubuntu?

Sorry for the length of this, but I wasn't sure what information might be pertinent or not.





      
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