What to do when Ubuntu boots into Busybox CLI?

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Mar 10 20:35:51 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 10/03/2008, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Check the logs. My guess would be that it is a peripheral problem and
> >  initramfs conflict. Check your fstab and grub as well to make sure
> > the drive & CDRom are properly configured.
> Strangely, were no logs in /root, and no logs in /var/logs.

That would be "/var/log", but I think it is very unlikely that you find 
any logs at all. AFAIK the filesystems are not yet mounted when you fall 
into the busy box. Could it be that there is a mismatch between the 
actual device names and the entries in "/boot/grub/menu.lst"? Another 
option would be to use "vga=normal" instead of the "splash" kernel boot 
parameter. Then you might see a useful error message.


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