[SATLUG] PLS HELP, initramfs, busy box, still mesing with me

redpill-master toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Mon Jun 22 07:57:38 CDT 2009

I know that this has been a long running thread but could you please be
so kind as to post the specs of your box.
usually with those sort of errors I check all my physical connections in
the box.  re-seat all connectors.  Also try to re-burn your media and do
so at the slowest speed. Also, you should have a real close look at your
bios settings.

if you are able to get as far as the grub screen you might also want to
try adding "acpi=noacpi".  if that doesnt work try "acpi=noacpi irqpoll"

Finally was this a new hard drive or is it a used hard drive?  If it was
used it might help (and is good practice anyways) to wipe the drive.
Personally I use DBAN's quick wipe to clean disks.


On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 09:15 +0000, Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> The good news is I did eventually manage to get my new machine built thanks
> to Herb!!!  He was so very kind to send me everything I needed to build it
> and provided great tech support to me too!
> I still have to get all those little switches on correctly and have to
> install the template...having problems with that yet...however, here's the
> REAL problem, still..
> My PC problems have not been my old mobo, or any equipment...and I still
> have the same issues with this new machine...googling, I found it's a common
> problem with some machines and it is in many distros too!  I thought it was
> the new HD in this one, and I thought it was the old HD in the last one
> since I can't get Hardy to load or boot on either machine.  The hardware is
> fine, the problems are with Busy Box and initramfs...it's not recognizing or
> finding IDE device drivers and I don't know if it's fixable or what to do
> from here.
> I remember when I initially asked the list abt these errors etc on my
> original machine, no one knew what they were or meant.  I'm at a loss here.
> I sent Herb the listing from the google search I did on this and here is
> another notation I found.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/initramfs-tools/+bug/32123
> I wish I could just go into DOS and enter something to make everything work
> like in Win, that would be so much easier for me....
> Doesn't look like there's a fix from what I can tell.  I'm running on LIVE
> CD right now.  Erasing the HD doesn't make the problems go away either...
> I just hope I don't have to go back to Win because of these problems...
> Please feel free to crosspost this.  I would really LOVE to find a solution
> to this.
> Thank you very much...cheryl
> www.google.com/search?q=initramfs&hl=en&start=10&sa=N
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=initramfs+computer+won%27t+boot&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

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