Install problems with Partition Window

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Dec 16 02:18:02 UTC 2008


On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:56:07 -0700
"Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> L Paz wrote:
> > 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?
> >
Karl - I think this is a question ^^^^^^^ right above this.

> > Sorry for the length of this, but I wasn't sure what information
> > might be pertinent or not.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >       
> >   
>     You never asked a question. You gave us a pile of disconnected
> words and asked if it is pertinent. It is not! I think you tried to
> upgrade a Ubuntu 7.10 to a 8.04 and are having trouble. This has been
> the norm when upgrading that many versions.
> 
>     Now tell us what happened AFTER you got 8.04 all installed.
> 
> 
> Karl
> 
> 

I also think reading this, the OP said "when I get to step 4 out of 7,
 the partition window is blank" 
That means he could _NOT_ complete the installation.

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Charlie Kravetz 
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