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[SOLVED] Unable to boot to desktop
« on: November 27, 2018, 12:14:20 pm »
I have just rebooted my computer* and all seemed well until just after the splash screen, when I got this...

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) _ <--- flashing cursor

I have already tried boot repair disk and then rebooted and it booted to the same state as above.


* Just before shut-down of the system to reboot, a couple of warnings popped up telling me that it was unable to write to disk, probably something to do with writing the state of the system to disk!
« Last Edit: November 30, 2018, 01:30:15 pm by pooky2483 »

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Re: Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 12:18:18 pm »
Just tried booting to a previous kernel and still the same problem...

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Re: Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 01:13:35 pm »
Have you got a LiveUSB ?
(really you should always have one of these)

If so, boot to it, and post the output from:
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df -h
and
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mount
and
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sudo fdisk -l
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Re: Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 02:12:44 pm »
Have you got a LiveUSB ?
(really you should always have one of these)

I have, you've probably forgot you helped me install Multiboot (I think it was written by someone French).
Well, I've got the boot repair, gparted and multiple os'es and lots of other stuff.

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If so, boot to it, and post the output from:
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df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev             16G  4.0K   16G   1% /dev
tmpfs           3.2G  1.6M  3.2G   1% /run
/dev/sdi1       117G   38G   80G  33% /isodevice
/dev/loop0      1.1G  1.1G     0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop1      1.1G  1.1G     0 100% /rofs
/cow             16G  342M   16G   3% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs            16G   12K   16G   1% /tmp
none            5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
none             16G   76K   16G   1% /run/shm
none            100M   20K  100M   1% /run/user

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mount
/cow on / type overlay (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
/dev/sdi1 on /isodevice type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop1 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)                                                   
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)                                                         
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)                                 
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,none,name=systemd)

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sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007593a

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   234438655   117218304   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd1567197

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048  3907028991  1953513472   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0009b408

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1            2048  3907028991  1953513472   83  Linux

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdd'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdd: 8001.6 GB, 8001563221504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 972801 cylinders, total 15628053167 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x9a9c01c5

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1               1  4294967295  2147483647+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdg'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)

Disk /dev/sdg: 3000.6 GB, 3000592982016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 45600 cylinders, total 732566646 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdg1               1   732566645  2930266580   ee  GPT

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdh'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdh: 8001.6 GB, 8001563221504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 972801 cylinders, total 15628053167 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdh1               1  4294967295  2147483647+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

Disk /dev/sdi: 125.1 GB, 125061562368 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15204 cylinders, total 244260864 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe921f7a6

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdi1   *        1953   244260863   122129455+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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Re: Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 09:03:11 pm »
Good god, a million drives....

Which partition and drive contains your OS ?
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Re: Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 11:18:39 pm »
The boot device is sda , the 120gb drive

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Re: Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 11:22:22 pm »
Good god, a million drives....

There's a few not connected, I've got 6 external HD's in total.
2 * 3Tb
2 * 4Tb
2 * 8Tb

2 * 2Tb internal
1 * 120Gb boot drive

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Re: Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 01:29:52 pm »
Managed to fix the problem.
I Googled 'ubuntu has booted to busybox' and viewed a few results and found the command to fix the error...

While still in 'Busybox', I typed the command below
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fsck /dev/sda1
NOTE: Change the sda1 to where ever you have your OS installed.

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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 09:11:12 pm »
Great stuff, glad a file system check fixed the issue :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to boot to desktop
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 11:15:31 pm »
It looks like it's a common problem.

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