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

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 14:57:14 CDT 2009

It did boot in Jaunty, but wouldn't load or install Hardy for me or Alex!
That's why Alex installed Jaunty.

I may have to install Jaunty on here if I can't fix the obvious bug (as
reported by others to launchpad)...though HP printers apparently don't work
in Jaunty...at least mine didn't.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 7:42 PM, Alex Bartonek <bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
> wrote:

> I'm replying from my phone..sorry if it comes out hosed.
> Just to clarify....
> I had the computer for two weeks but did not touch it until about the last
> few days in that period.  Secondly..when I returned her old system, it
> booted just fine otherwise I would have let her know that it was not
> operational.  Don't know if it was worth the effort in replying to this.
> Herb Cee wrote:
> > redpill-master wrote:
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >> Todd
> >>
> > Todd let me try to clear some of this up. I just sent Cheryl an EM
> telling her to change the ribbon cable to the Pri-IDE. I am convinced that
> this has been the problem all along an intermittant loss of a data pin. Alex
> should have found this when he had the machine for 2weeks but unfortunately
> an intermittant problem is difficult to say the least.
> > Anyway I sent Cheryl a new ECS-PT890T-A _v1.0A mobo with a 3.2G Intel CPU
> and 4GB of mem. I sent an 80G HD that I had bought new 2yrs ago and only
> used that drive for backup. I also ran full diag and reformatted the drive,
> loading on Ubuntu 8.04 updated from a commercial printed disk, She has that
> disk and is running from the live CD of it. I also sent her a new IDE ribbon
> cable but unfortunately she used the old one when she swapped out the Mobo
> in to her case.
> > Her biggest problem Todd is she can barely see, her sight is 20/800 if
> you can imagine. Anyway I expect when her eyes are clear enough today for
> her to replace that cable and get the FrontPanel switches connected
> correctly she will be up and running ok. I had that Board/CPU/Mem/HD all
> running here for 3 days before sending it to her I set the CMOS correctly
> but the Vid card failed in between and she now has a new vid running just
> fine.
> > Thanks herb
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