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BusyBox instead of boot

Postby geirergoy on Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:38 pm

Hi! I am trying Mint for the first time, and I like it a lot.
The live boot and installation worked beautifully.

I rebooted, and instaled all the upgrades, both for the Mint Updater and Envy.
I rebooted.

Now I get this Busybox thing.
I push Ctrl Alt F1 to see what's wrong. It says:
...
kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot...
Segmentation fault
mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: no such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

Tried to reboot a few times. After 5 tries, Gnome worked fine. Is this a dying harddisk, since it doesn't have any consistency?
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Re: BusyBox instead of boot

Postby 67GTA on Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:52 pm

Could be a lot of things. Did you check the MD5 sum of the ISO file?
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Re: BusyBox instead of boot

Postby Husse on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:46 am

It could be a bad download so there is some error that appears late in the process but the first thing in my mind is faulty memory
Segmentation fault
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmentation_fault
is when an illegal memory operation is occuring
Check your memory (google for memory check) and of course if you did not check the md5sum of the ISO check it.
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