[ubuntu-za] Laptop Bootup Problem

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Mon Mar 8 16:08:24 GMT 2010

On 08/03/2010 17:00, moki at mweb.co.za wrote:
> Thanks for the response!
> I have removed "splash VGA=788 quiet splash". I then pressed ctrl x 
> and I got the following
> A whole string of commands start running. What I am left with on the 
> screen is as follows:
> Begin: Loading essential drivers.....
> Done
> Begin: Mounting root file system.....
> Begin: Running /scripts/local-top...
> Done
> Begin: Waiting for root file system...
> Done
> Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
> -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
>  -Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
>  -Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
> -Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
> ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/3cf5e4db-78ae-46de-af8a-18aebc95f44 does not 
> exist. Dropping to a shell!
> BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
> Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands.
> (initramfs) _
Weird.. "/dev/disk/by-uuid/3cf5e4db-78ae-46de-af8a-18aebc95f44 does not 
exist" is usually because the UUID of the disk changed (for example when 
you replace it with a new one). Follow the same instructions as before 
and replace "/dev/disk/by-uuid/3cf5e4db-78ae-46de-af8a-18aebc95f44" with 
/dev/sda1 .As far as I know most disks are picked up as /dev/sdx in 
recent versions of Ubuntu. If you want to use the UUID just boot from a 
livecd and run ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ and you'll have the correct UUID 
for the disk.
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