Novice (aka beginner) Ubuntu user

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at
Tue Oct 14 05:29:13 UTC 2008


On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 4:51 AM, Gerald Comeau <comeau.gerald at>wrote:

> Colleagues,  I'm trying to break away from Windows, well at least for 80%
> of my work, but Ubuntu has me puzzled.  I'm trying to run from a 7.04 CD and
> consistently receive the following message.  Thinking it might be the
> release I downloaded and burnt 8.014, same message.  Finally, I installed on
> a separate hard drive and selected it as my boot device, Ubuntu cycled up
> but I can not see any network connection option beyond dial up.  Thoughts,
> reference a manual page I may have missed?
> BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
> Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
> (initramfs)_
> I had faced the same issue with my Compaq laptop (I forgot which model
But I had resolved it by doing the following :
Added "irqpoll" and "acpi=noacpi" to the kernel line in grub options.
If this works for you, add these lines to grub's menu.lst

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