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Re: Problem booting anfter reinstall...

Andrew Sackville-West wrote:


you're being dropped into busybox, which is a limited shell, but you
CAN do some things. can you mount any of your disks from there? if so,
turn on boot logging: add or change /etc/default/bootlogd to say
BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=yes. Then you can read /var/log/boot after your next
boot and most of the messages will be there. Also, ctrl-s supposedly
will pause/un-pause the scrolling of boot messages, though I've not
done it. hopefully that will get you some more info.

I was just playing on that box and that the init command was there,
so did an "init 6" and I think I've found my problem:

ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

I also got the busybox shell intro thingie which I've not seen before.

So there seems to be a problem with detecting my disk or something...?
Can anyone point me at a solution? I really don't have a clue, this is
so far beyond my knowledge it's not funny.


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