Ubuntu on Lenovo x61s - Help needed

Joel Rees joel.rees at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 11:34:42 UTC 2015

2015/09/04 11:11 "Peter" <petergoggin at bigpond.com>:
> I have searched the internet and while other people have had the same
problem, I do not see how I can apply their solutions to my machine.
(probably because I do not know enough about Ubuntu. My version is 14.04
> If I reinstall Ubuntu using the same passwords as in the original
> will my existing home directory and its contents be overwritten?

No. Don't do that.

If you have to ask, you will lose your data if you try that.

> I need to get the system going and retain the data.
> The last good backup is May 19th.
> The latter backups were on an external disk which has failed

Are you sure the disk failed?

Encrypted file systems can be finnicky.

> Regards
> Peter Goggin
> On 03/09/15 22:42, Peter wrote:
>> I have ubuntu installed on an Lenovo x61s laptop. Yesterday the
systembooted and worked without any proble. Today it boots as far as asking
for the encryption password. It then comesup with
>>  BusyBox v1.21.1 {Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1)built - in shelol (as)
>> enter help for list of built in commands
>> (initramfs)
>> What does this mean and how can I get the system to complete booting?
>> Regards
>> Peter Goggin
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