Big problem. Woke up this AM and my LM9 apparently crashed overnight. What I've got in this Gigabyte AMD64 box is Linux Mint 9 Xfce, 2.6.32-45 generic configured as dual-boot with Linux Mint 13 (which is what I'm using now, working fine) Really can't say how or why the LM9 crapped out. The only thing I had actively running overnight was last.fm desktop application. Tried rebooting this morning and this is what I get:
No init found. Try passing init=bootarg.
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1 ubuntu11) built-in shell(ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
Recovery mode also gives me the same as above. Also tried booting with an earlier kernel (2.6.32-21 I believe) and again, the same as above.
Linux Mint 9 is the main OS I work in and most of my "stuff" is in there. Is there any way to get in, in terminal? I have no idea on what I need to type in, so if anyone can walk me through it, it would be greatly appreciated. I've never had a problem with this distro,that's why I've made it my workhorse for almost 3 years. I know it's about to be "retired" soon and I'll be transfering everything here to this LM13 but I gotta get in there to save what I can.
I haven't posted much here in the forum, haven't had to, everything has just hummed along...'til now. Any help in a timely manner (like ASAP), as I said, would be greatly appreciated.