Can't get to menu when booting off the cd..

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Can't get to menu when booting off the cd..

Postby sa330206 on Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:23 pm

When I try to boot from the CD (to install) it goes to the first LinuxMint screan and it is loading. It then immediately goes to the busy box. Here is the screen I see..

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)

(initramfs)



I have no idea what to do. I know it says type help for commands but I am not sure what the problem is. I tried to mount one of my drives but I just typed mount c: c so it might now have been right. My specs are..

Intel Core2Duo E8400
Asus P5Q Pro Mobo
GEForce 9600 GT Video Card

I also have 2 HDDs. My main one (with my tri boot of Windows XP/Vista/OpenSUSE) is a 750 GB SATA from Western Digital. I also have a Maxtor 500 GB SATA II drive. I am just trying to install this over the existing version of Linux. I had this same problem with Ubuntu (this was before any OS was installed). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Can't get to menu when booting off the cd..

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:21 am

This seems like a bad CD
Did you check the md5sum and burn as slow as possible?
Have you tried compatibility mode? (Press any key at the count down in the beginning)
If this does not help we need to know your hardware
I understand that you have a working Linux so run lspci in a terminal and post the result
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Re: Can't get to menu when booting off the cd..

Postby sa330206 on Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:21 pm

It had to do with my SATA HDDs. They were not being detected. I added...

all_generic_ide irqpoll floppy=off


to the bootup line and it worked. Thanks!
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Re: Can't get to menu when booting off the cd..

Postby Husse on Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:52 am

Slightly older motherboard I presume
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