(initramfs) Assuming drive cache: write through

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jul 22 02:16:15 UTC 2008

pat decampos wrote:

> hi all,
> i've been using ubuntu happily for a year now and have never seen this
> issue before. google leaves me empty handed.
> i plugged in an external HD formatted in NTFS and started my machine.
> ubuntu came up with the error seen in the subject. if i unplug the hard
> drive, it doesn't find the partition, however, windows can see it fine
> (dual booting, i installed via wubi). ubuntu side it says something about
> busybox, and it has a list of commands if i type HELP.
> has anyone encountered this issue before? what did you do to resolve it?

Why not boot without it, and _then_ plug it in?  In my experience, booting
with USB drives connected, but without a boot loader on them, will fail if
USB is selected to boot first in the BIOS. 

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