Starting Linux Mint Fluxbox dumps me into BusyBox

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Waelwulf
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Starting Linux Mint Fluxbox dumps me into BusyBox

Postby Waelwulf » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:01 am

When I boot from the Live CD, I get a Linux Mint splash screen for a minute and then it dumps me into BusyBox. There have been suggestions as to how to fix this on the Linux Mint Wiki but it's explained in a way that assumes some knowledge of the terminal, (which by the way is horrifically frustrating for us Linux newbies) of which I have very little.

Is there anyone who can provide full commands to fix this? Language like remove or edit doesn't help nearly as much as, for example, "rm" or "gedit".

I know there's Linux Mint 6, for which this might not be an issue for, but I prefer the minimalism of Fluxbox.

Thank you.

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Re: Starting Linux Mint Fluxbox dumps me into BusyBox

Postby Husse » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:51 am

To be sure did you try Compatibility mode?
(Press a key while the live CD counts down)
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Re: Starting Linux Mint Fluxbox dumps me into BusyBox

Postby Waelwulf » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:44 pm

Yeah, that dumped me to BusyBox too.

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Re: Starting Linux Mint Fluxbox dumps me into BusyBox

Postby Husse » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:02 am

I should have asked you about your hardware and about your CD - I answer too much :)
Have you checked the md5sum of the ISO and burned the CD at the slowest speed possible
And a list of you hardware - in a working Linux you would run lspci to get that
It's no use telling me it's this or that laptop - can be lots of different hardware with the same name
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