What to do when Ubuntu boots into Busybox CLI?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 11:59:46 UTC 2008

On 13/03/2008, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 03/09/2008 05:24 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>  > What should one do when booting Ubuntu gets the Busybox CLI screen?
>  >
>  > I just installed Hardy alpha6 on my Dell Inspiron E1505 / 6400 laptop
>  > (2 gHz Intel DuoCore2, 2 GB RAM, ATI X1400 graphics). I can get
>  > through the Hardy installation just fine, but upon first boot I get
>  > the boxybox cli. I tried adding the parameter "ircpoll" to the kernel
>  > line in grub, but this did not help.
>  >
> FWIW: Just brought up Hardy alpha6 on my test machine... Fresh install &
>  all seemed to go well. Then I allowed it to do to web updates: 1) xorg
>  server problems (sorted out), 2) your favorite - Busybox initramfs. I'll
>  sort it out tomorrow, but just thought you'd like to know you are not
>  alone :-) Hey... it's alpha after all eh?

That's why I tried it. Gutsy would not install at all on this
hardware. So I knew that I had to catch Hardy in Alpha so that the
issue could be addressed.

Dotan Cohen


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