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*The.Doctor

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#1 10 years ago

I've been running Kubuntu 8.04 for a little bit now, and its been working great. Until now. I have it installed along side Vista so i can choose either during boot.

I was using Windows for a little bit, then i decided to reboot and get back into kubuntu, but it won't load up properly now. It starts booting the kernel and such as usual, and i get the Kubuntu splash screen, but then my screen goes black for a second and this pops up:

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3 - 5 Ubuntu12) Built In Shell (ash) Enter "Help" for a list of built in commands (Initramfs)

I'm still pretty new to linux so i'm not sure what happened, or what i need to do to get back into KDE and to my desktop?




Kilobyte

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#2 10 years ago

This site should work. I think Grub has gotten messed up. Ubuntu has some tools to fix this, but Kubuntu 8.04 does not... :(

Repair your GRUB loader « Ramblings of a mad man




*The.Doctor

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#3 10 years ago

Actually, when i booted up today i just decided to try it again to see if it would do anything before i tried fixing it, and now it boots up fine again?

Linux just throwing a fit i take it?




The_Computer_Wizard

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#4 10 years ago

im not too knowledgeable with linux either, but my friend told me this and i kinda have to agree "i dont know why, i dont know how, but ubuntu sometimes just kinda fixes itself" and really in a way it does (and i dont mean this physically) what i mean is sometimes errors just seem to go away on their own, like i installed my wireless card on mine, 3 days later it stopped working, i uninstalled it, and reinstalled it about 5 times, if i remember right i even reformated the ubuntu partition, anyway about a week later when i was fed up, it worked again without me doing anything

so any linux gurus out there that might be able to back this up with facts, please enlighten us :-P




*The.Doctor

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#5 10 years ago

I've had the happen as well, things that don't work for days just suddenly seem to fix themselves all the sudden.