1st, this is not an emergency, as I can boot up Mint 6 just fine, but I have a circumstance that needs to be resolved.
My system has a 250GB SATA disc in the box, and I have two front load HD trays, one is SATA and the other is PATA. To use these, I always shut down, install the disc, and then restart.
With an extra disc in the SATA front tray, I have no issues, but with a disc in the PATA tray, I have issues. I have tried with drive jumpers set to Master, Slave CS, but no difference (note this front load PATA tray is on the primary IDE channel).
If I boot with a drive in the PATA tray, I don't get started. It begins to boot Mint 6, but then I get this "busybox" error. This used to work with Mint 5, but has not since I upgraded to Mint 6. I should also say at the time of the upgrade to Mint 6, I added the SATA front load tray.
This problem occurs if there is or is not a drive in the front SATA tray, so I'm thinking it is a coincidence, and not related to the addition of the front SATA tray.
Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated.