New Ubuntu installs not loading
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Feb 24 23:24:20 UTC 2008
On 02/24/2008 02:25 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 24/02/2008, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On an Intel DuoCore 2.8 gHz machine with 1GB RAM and two SATA hard
>> drives, we install Ubuntu 7.10 and the first time we start the system
>> it boots fine. After that, upon boot we get the Ubuntu graphic and a
>> sliver of the loading bar. The machine stays like this for 3 minutes
>> then goes to a screen that looks like this:
>> BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
>> Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
>> What must we do to have a working Ubuntu? Thanks in advance.
> New info: we can start the machine by booting into the recovery mode
> from grub and then moving to runlevel 5 by typing "init 5". But what
> must we do to have it start in runlevel 5 from the standard boot?
Every time I've seen this (and I have a machine that I can reproduce
simpy by adding a defective hard drive or CD drive) the problem has been
hardware related. To troubleshoot, I usually unplug everything except
the drive that I need to boot with; if that works, then I start plugging
things back in one at a time until it fails. I'm sure there are easier
ways, but that always seems to work for me.
That said, this might be of some help:
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