livecd sends me to busybox (getting absolutely frustrated

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livecd sends me to busybox (getting absolutely frustrated

Postby Syncopate on Thu May 01, 2008 12:58 am

Every other LiveCD I have used (Ubuntu Dapper->Feisty) has worked perfectly fine. But using both Ubuntu Gutsy and Mint 4.0 has failed to work. Every time I try to load, I get sent to the busybox terminal. After removing the splash, I see errors with fd0. Here's what I've tried so far:

the modprobe piix option in busybox ("piix not found")
removing "quiet --splash" and adding "all generic_ide irqpoll"
disabling my floppy in BIOS (which I never use anyway), both with normal boot options, and with "all generic_ide irqpoll"

All give me the same problems.

I'm absolutely frustrated. I'm trying to get away from Ubuntu Hardy, and am now starting to think it wasn't so bad after all (After having MASS problems with BSD, then being unable to boot into LiveCD on either Ubuntu Gutsy or Mint 4.0).

Someone PLEASE help me.
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Re: livecd sends me to busybox (getting absolutely frustrated

Postby Lantesh on Thu May 01, 2008 1:11 am

I'm not sure if Mint has one, but Ubuntu has an alternate install CD that uses a text based installer. Perhaps that would help???
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Re: livecd sends me to busybox (getting absolutely frustrated

Postby Syncopate on Thu May 01, 2008 1:13 am

Let's say that's not an option. Help me with the current problem please.
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Re: livecd sends me to busybox (getting absolutely frustrated

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu May 01, 2008 1:28 am

Try putting a blank floppy in the floppy drive or disconnect the power to the floppy drive.
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Re: livecd sends me to busybox (getting absolutely frustrated

Postby Husse on Thu May 01, 2008 9:18 am

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