What to do when Ubuntu boots into Busybox CLI?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 05:00:30 UTC 2008

On 10/03/2008, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> 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.

Actually, it seems that the filesystem is mounted, as I can browse it.
But there was no /var/l<tab> directories at all.

>  Could it be that there is a mismatch between the
>  actual device names and the entries in "/boot/grub/menu.lst"?

I don't think so, as I get past grub to the Ubuntu splash screen and
the KITT-throbber. Could there be a problem in menu.lst yet I still
get the Ubuntu splash screen?

>  Another
>  option would be to use "vga=normal" instead of the "splash" kernel boot
>  parameter. Then you might see a useful error message.

Thanks. I will try vga=normal parameter. I'll do the buggy reinstall
soon, to document and file bugs.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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