[ubuntu-za] Help needed with Ubuntu Mate

DONWALD donwald.hartman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 09:53:30 UTC 2019


If anything you can try looking at,
https://askubuntu.com/questions/137655/boot-drops-to-a-initramfs-prompts-busybox


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On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 6:04 AM Jan <jan at verslank.net> wrote:

> Good day all,
>
> My friend in Pretoria is a newbie to Ubuntu.
>
> After the power outages and associated interruptions and reboots he is
> stuck with a black screen with a lot of coding, a "initrams" message and a
> terminal. He is connected via dual-boot Windoze, also has a laptop which he
> might be able to get going.
>
> I have suggested he should try to boot on an old kernel at startup, or
> recovery mode, or try these commands:
>
> sudo aptitude reinstall ubuntu-desktop grub-pc grub-pc-bin
>
> sudo touch /forcefsck
>
> sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
>
> sudo apt-get update
>
> sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
>
> He is not making progress. How can we best connect with him to help him
> please?
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Jan
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