Ubuntu :: Initramfs Boot Error - Mount: Mounting /dev /root/sys Failed: No Such File Or Directory
Feb 19, 2011
Okay, so on occasion when I boot into ubuntu I get this error
[mount: mounting /dev /root/dev failed: no such file or directory]
[mount: mounting /dev /root/sys failed: no such file or directory]
[mount: mounting /dev /root/proc failed: no such file or directory]
I get the error when I open any of the kernel versions or any recovery mode. Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop is the only OS installed on the computer, which is a Lenovo S10-3. I can eventually get it to go away, sometimes by repeatedly unplugging it and plugging it back in, and sometimes I will boot into GParted, do nothing, then restart and it will work.I have found some solutions online, but all of them involve the error happening as a result of dual booting with Windows.I have made no major system changes recently, so I can't see anything like that being the problem.
since running update manager on my daughters net running 10.04 netbook on boot up I get the following on the screen
mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory Target filesystem doesn�t have /sbin/init.
Doesn't seem to matter which version, every time I try to install Software raid on an Ubuntu server system, it blows up with this error. Seems I've had trouble for several versions.
mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/f35415ee-4c14-4eb1-995f-f19fbcd760c7 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
I've done it on Centos Fine, and followed the many different instructions I've seen for Ubuntu. The only luck I've had was with bios raid, but I would much rather let Mdadm handle things.
ubuntu-10.04.2-server-amd64 CD install AMD 1055T 6Core 4GB ram Asus M4A88TD-MUSB3
I install both as letting Ubuntu decide partitions for one drive, do the same for the other, and create a raid, and do them from scratch. No dice, same problem. I've tried that one as logical and as primary too. No difference. Something just doesn't like booting from a raid 1 Mirror. I've tried installing grub on both HDDs (sda1 + sdb1)I've tried several CDs, burned from several machines. Re-downloaded from Torrent and from the website. The DVD drives work since I purchased new DVD drives for both one workstation and the server. Things install fine under CentOS, software raid comes up.
I have recently experienced a problem that occurred after an automatic update. After the update it said restart system. So I did and proceeded as normal. when after the reboot Firefox suddenly stopped working, crashed and upon clicking it again only a blank box appeared. Then my other apps followed and i soon couldn't do anything so i shut down my computer. Upon restart I got a black screen with tons of text and something around the lines of
mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting / sys/ on root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or dirctory
So I rebooted and pressed shift to open that grub thing and booted from an earlier kernel. This time it said checking HD for errors and after booted normally. Everything seemed fine but next day it did it again. Starting with Firefox crashing and then everything else. I again booted from a previous kernel and it worked but upon checking with uname -a it did not list the kernel i chose to boot from. So I decided to upgrade 10.04 to 10.10. This upgraded my kernel and deleted the old ones so i am hoping i am good now.
After upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10 I have had some problems booting my Ubuntu. It all started when restarting after the upgrade, and I got the error;
mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting / sys/ on root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or dirctory Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init. No init found. Try passing init= boot arg
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:184.108.40.206ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)(initramfs) After searching the Internet, I found a "solution". I just had to boot with a USB stick with the Ubuntu Rescue Remix (the normal Ubuntu USB won't boot either), and i wrote;
sudo fsck /dev/sdb5
Now I could start my Ubuntu again. So whats the problem? If I turn off my computer the normal way, there is no problem, but if I log off, put it into sleep mode, if something happens and I have to turn it off with the button it goes back to the first problem, and I have to reboot it with the USB stick and fix it all over again! If I don't have the USB stick with me, I probably wont be able to use my laptop!
I can not use nfs from F10 client to F12 server. nfs mount on F10 to F12 times out anf nfs4 mount gives "mount.nfs4: mounting localhost:/home failed, reason given by server: No such file or directory" I have tried to close firewall and set selinux to permissive mode on both client and server with same result. Samba works fine. On server [root@flokipal ~]# mount -t nfs4 localhost:/home /media/tonlist mount.nfs4: mounting localhost:/home failed, reason given by server: No such file or directory
[root@flokipal ~]# mount -t nfs localhost:/home /media/tonlist [root@flokipal ~]#
Ubuntu(10.04) was working fine, then some program crashed or something, and I just switched off (power offed) the computer. When I restarted it, this sort of stuff comes:
mount /dev on /root/dev failed : No such file or directory
and some more lines like that, and then 'Busybox' starts with [intramfs].I booted Ubuntu from a pen drive and ran fsck on the main partition. I just pressed 'y' for a long time (it asks stuff like should it continue repairing or something), and then it was done. I restarted the pc and it booted normally - it looked as if everything was fine.I started google chrome, and it said it couldn't find a personal config file .. ok. Then I tried opening a folder - nothing happens. The system monitor doesn't open, and windows that do open eventually are completely blank. I restarted the pc (this time by doing the normal restart), and it gave me the same 'Busybox' thing.I did the same procedure again, and got the same results. (ubuntu boots, programs dont work, then I restart and the Busybox thing comes again)One More Thing : The Ubuntu installed on the hard disk had all the recent updates (including the latest linux kernel) while the pen drive thing was around 2 months old I think. So maybe that's the cause?
First of all: it's been more than 12 years ago since I worked with Linux, and a lot has changed in the meantime. But I considered it a challenge to install Ubuntu 9.10 and lateron upgraded to 10.04 LTS without any troubles, until now:
Except my main partition ("/") all other partitions fail to mount. All NTFS partitions from my other OS and also 2 other linux ext4 partitions I've made are not accessible anymore. and, what bothers me the most: I deleted those 2 new linux partitions in the meantime because I couldn't access them initially because Root was the owner (Duh! root is standard disabled in Ubuntu, right?). After an attempt to try to automount all partitions following the help guides I got now big grey errors on my splashscreen while booting, telling that an error occured with e.g. /media/Backup because it is missing or it cannot be mounted, with 3 options below: waiting, skipping or using a command prompt to solve this. I always choose Skip for safety.
Now if I want to see the content of all my other partitions I got a popup telling me unable to mount e.g. /media/Downloads and the message included:
I installed ubuntu 10.04 from the CD (downloaded from ubuntu website), all worked very well. until today that I decided to run the software updater. It installed all the updates correctly, I restarted ok, but i experienced a mini locks, for example when i was with firefox, firefox had mini hangs for about 15 seconds then run normally. Then all OS got unstable, windows showing no thing, for example when i tried to restart using the button, it didnot do anything. Well i reset my computer and BOOM!, im stuck after Grub showing me this:
mount : mounting /dev on /root/dev failed : No such file or directory mount : mounting /sys on /root/sys failed : No such file or directory mount : mounting /proc on /root/proc failed : No such file or directory
I'm able to reproduce this. I installed a fresh 10.4 again, then installed propietary drivers (nvidia), restart, all working flawless here, then updating all packages using the update-manager, restart, here not all working well (same sympthoms) so i decided to restart, then BOOM AGAIN.. I did the process 3 times and, the same, so I think something is BROKEN. So im able to reproduce it but don't know what the hell is causing it.
Recently I installed a Linux distro (Pardus) which boots using initramfs. I am completely novice here. In the former configuration I used lilo to boot OpenBSD, Debian and W2k (it is easy for me to configure lilo to boot OpenBSD). But initramfs is a something completely new for me. As I understand it is a virtual file system with a standard directory tree and the information stored on that system is used (to boot the kernel?) to mount the true (physical) root device. The first question is how to properly describe a system (kernel image) booted with initramfs in the lilo.conf.
i am trying to install symantec endpoint on a linux server by this command rpm -ivh sav-1.0.3-8.i386.rpm but it gives me the following error error: unpacking of archive failed on file /opt/Symantec/bin/navdefutil;4ceb8d6b: cpio: mkdir failed - No such file or directory
I've just made the switch from Ubuntu to Debian Squeeze and am having trouble connecting external media (be it a USB stick or an ext HD). The error I am getting when I connect anything via usb is the following:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
I don't know why this is happened. But before I rebooted, I could not see any content on Windows like update or shut-down (if I tried to install something and it asked for confirmation, that window was blank. Or before I shut down, I had to push enter, since that windows was blank.)
I don't think I installed anything and computer was working just fine before.
I get the following message when trying to access my 1tb usb drive "Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Error opening '/dev/sdr1': Permission denied Failed to mount '/dev/sdr1': Permission denied Please check '/dev/sdr1' and the ntfs-3g binary permissions, and the mounting user ID.More explanation is provided at [URL].. Really wierd thing is Linux Mint Debian reads it just fine
I have iMac 2.4GHz with rEFIT installed. I installed Unity on one of the partition. Kernel is still 220.127.116.11. I am getting error message when I run the command sudo gedit /etc/x11/xorg.conf
The error message is
(gedit:2139): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.AC7YXV': No such file or directory
(gedit:2139): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory
I had a LiveUSB of CentOS 5.5, so I decided the install it.With no installer,I just copied the files to my hard drive.his was in a multi boot with Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10, and FreeDOS.I updated GRUB2 and it detected CentOS. I loaded my entry and it failed to mount the root filesystem.I took the initrd0 file from the LiveUSB syslinux folder and added that ramdisk to the entry. Now it finds the root filesystem (/dev/sda9 as Ext3).But it fails shortly after loading /sbin/init. It talks about an init error where it says "File not found!!!".The previous lines involved umounting old filesystems, like /dev.
My Fedora 12 System was failed when booting.The message like that : mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/my_vol missing codepage or helper program, or other error. In some case, useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so Can't mount at root filesystem. [drm: drm_mode_rmfb ] *ERROR* tried to remove a fb that we didn't own. Boot has failed, sleep forever. I guess something wrong with my hard disk, so the bootloader can't recognize the filesystem type.
I've downloaded Fedora 12 and decided to try and install it on my old laptop which is currently running Ubuntu 9.10 with no problems.
When I boot from the live cd, it starts to load with the 3 bars on the bottom, one on top of the other, one is white, one is dark blue, the other is in between those colours in the spectrum somewhere....
Anyway, the load bars complete and "Fedora 12" turns white, then the following output populates:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'DM_Snapshot_Cow' (<----- repeated a bunch of times) can't mount root filesystem Boot has failed, sleeping forever.
I have dual boot system..i.e, windows XP and ubuntu 9.10(insatlled side by side). when i try to boot ubuntu, Im gettin sh:grub > prompt
I am getting something like this.. root mount file system failed.. ext2 ext3 ext4 ....... kernel panic message and hanged at kenelthreadhelpper+ what can i do.. I cant reinstall ubuntu again.. Because I have installed nany application there..
I've got the F13 LiveCD that I was able to boot and use using the "nomodeset" boot option. From the desktop I'm trying to perform an Install to Hard Drive. I've read the Install from LiveCD post regarding the creation of a /boot partition and a / root partition. I've tried creating them without the LVM group and with. But every time I appempt to install I get...
An error occurred mounting device proc as /proc: mount failed: (9, None). This is a fatal error and the install cannot continue.
Hardware is a Sager 8887 (P4, 3.06HT, 60GB HDD, Radeon 9000 graphics adapter)
just installed hardy after I removed Maverick since it doesn't support my ati graphics. I installed it inside my windows xp pro and run smoothly after installation, added couple of widgets and so on... after I restarted it the next time, a balloon showed on top saying 113 or so updates are available, so I updated it.
After update I reboot my lappy and it won't get to my ubuntu anymore but works fine with my xp. I tried several searches on the net to find the solution but can't really figure it out. I just tried running Boot info script as it might help experts figure out what's wrong with my box and here's what it shows:
I've recently installed Puppy Linux on a "second-hand" machine, and I'm trying to get gcc installed so that I can (hopefully) compile some wireless drivers for the USB adapter I'm trying to make work.
I've tried everything I can think of, including following the instructions on the Puppy website. When I click the devx_430.sfs file, it simply fails to mount ("Failed mounting or unmounting."). So I tried getting the gcc and make packages (+dependencies) from the Ubuntu repos, and install those (Puppy has an "undeb" utility). There are actually supposedly two ways of doing that: one is to click on the file in ROX-Filer, and that opens a confirmation dialog to install, so I tried that first (with all the .debs). That seemed to report a successful installation for each package (confirmation dialogs popped up to report installation success), but when I tried typing "gcc" in the terminal, it still couldn't find it ("bash: gcc: command not found").
So then I tried the second way: using "undeb" in the terminal. That again was supposedly successful (no errors), but still "bash: gcc: command not found" and "/usr/bin/gcc: No such file or directory".
So then I tried "file /usr/bin/gcc" and it gives this:
Code: /usr/bin/gcc: broken symbolic link to 'gcc-4.3' And of course, as expected, "find / -name "gcc-4.3" finds nothing.
Where are these files being extracted to, if at all? And I can't just use the package manager, because I don't have internet (this is how I'm trying to get internet). Am I totally screwed?
My ubuntu stops when mounting system hdd. The screen display the following messages :
mountall:/etc/fstab: No such file or directory fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16 WARNING: couldn't open /etc/fstab: No such file or directory init: mountall main process (545) terminated with status 1 General error mounting filesystems. A maintenance shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and re-try. udevd: can not read '/etc/udev/rules.d/z80_user.rules. Ubuntu: clean, 474879/24231936 files/28016581/96898047 blocks root@i7:~# exit_
I suspect the disk manager pysdm that i had just installed today and it had crash during the previous session. The /etc/fstab file does not exist anymore and i cant rename the fstab.bak because the disk is read-only even for my root user
i have installed ubuntu in my laptop,heres wat i didformat the drive and set 80g for /, 237gig for /home and 3gig for swapi have successfully installed it, i immediately look for updates and installed it.the update was successful, i restarted it then i installed nvidia driver.. and other applications i need like netbeans, mysql, cheese, sun jre and jdk..after those installations i have restarted my laptop but it wont boot my ubuntu and displays this message
Code: Mount of File System Failed. A maintenance shell will now be started.
Just the last day or so, I've noticed a long pause when I boot my laptop, with lots of disk activity. dmesg says:
Why would there be a 15-second pause (during which the disk is slammed) between mounting root and mounting swap? During this time I see nothing but a blank purple screen, there are no cycling dots or text scroll. Is this normal and I'm just freaking out over nothing because there's no indicator of progress? GRUB default boot options: quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1920x1200-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap vt.handoff=7
CentOS 5.3 has been running fairly good except for a slow ethernet connection so I thought I would upgrade to CentOS 5.4 to see if that improved things. I had previously changed fstab and menu.lst to use UUID instead of LABEL in order to insulate myself from partition label changes I wanted to make. This worked fine in CentOS 5.3. When I attempted to upgrade from 5.3 to 5.4 using the installation disk and telling it to upgrade rather than do a new install, the installation correctly found my root partition as /dev/sdb8. When I proceeded with the upgrade I received the error:
"Error mounting device UUID=cee298a0-9c47-4a3a-ac84-23db4d20edd5 as /. No such file or directory. This most likely means the partition has not been formatted."
But of course it has been formatted and is my / partition running CentOS 5.3 as I type. how to fix this to get CentOS 5.3 upgraded ? Di I have to use LABEL in fstab and menu.lst for my partitions,or perhaps just for my root partition ? Any other ideas why this is failing ?
This is the second time this has happened to me (after the first, i simply reinstalled but I would like to learn how to fix it). After a set of upgrades, when I restart, I get the following...
Killed mount: mounting /dev on/root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on/root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file ore directory Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. There are a string of numbers before this but I figure what I copied is the key material needed to find a solution. I am pretty new to Ubuntu, so I have no idea what to do from here. I have backed everything up through Ubuntu One so it isn't a huge deal to reinstall but if this is going to continue to happen
I keep getting this error during the XP and Linux Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot installation. I have tried many things. Here is the current status of the installation: I have used wubi.exe to install the contents onto the drive. I did not install it onto my windows C: Drive because my Dad does not want to mess with it anymore. We have accidentally blown up Windows Twice trying to dual boot already. So we have another drive in our computer that we have it installed on so we don't mess with Windows. Ok so every time I boot up the computer it goes to the dual boot menu i choose Ubuntu and it tries to finish the installation. Whenever i get to the part where it says "Setting up Partitioner"(Or something like that.), a pop-up appears that says "No root directory is specified. Please correct this from the partitioning menu."
I am pretty sure that the installer is supposed to make the partitions for you. It is impossible to close out the pop-up so i had to hard boot the computer. Then i went into the Linux Ubuntu Demo Mode. I used GPartEd to create the partitions manually. I came across the problem that there were too many partitions on the drive becuase we had some other partitions that we needed on that drive so I had to create an Extended Partition to house the Linux Partitions (For more information on my partition setup, see the bottom of the post.). While still in the Linux Demo I had clicked on the "Install Ubuntu" icon. I got through the first 3 steps (The steps where it askes for Language, location, etc.) After that it went to some setup partitions menu but nothing was on it so i clicked on "Forward" and it said "No root directory is specified. Please correct this from the partitioning menu." That is as far as I am right now.
I posted a similar problem sometime last week...but a little has changed(mainly I can access my files now): I recently performed the auto upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 and upon restart of my machine I am presented with 3 screens. The first is a simple "GRUB loading". The second is "mount: mounting none on /dev failed: no such device". The third screen is a series of initializations, i.e. /dev/sda1:
clean, (number of files), (number of blocks) *setting preliminary keymap... and so on until it hits the line: *checking battery status
at which point it will cease loading until i press the power button. The next thing that occurs is it kills all the processes it just initialized and shuts down the computer. I read that this is likely a problem from loading the wrong kernel and I can get into my files (using a boot 9.10 boot key). The problem is I don't know what files to change in order to get my system booting the right kernel.
I just did a full install of Slackware64 on my netbook. Everything was sweet until I tried switching to the generic kernel. Even before this, I noticed when I ran the mount command it listed not sda3, which really is the root partition, but /dev/root as the root partition. This also appears in mtab, but not fstab. So yeah, here are the errors when I try booting into the generic kernel:
Code: mounting /dev/sda3 on /mnt failed: No such device No /sbin/init found on rootdev (or not mounted) bin/sh: cant access tty: job control turned off
I've tried rebuilding the mkinitrd_command_generator.sh script several times, as well as lilo.conf. But no success I've looked at some similar old threadss here but most of them are related to slackware 12 and older, so I don't know if these issues are related or not.
I am using an embed linux application and trying to mount a USB device. The USB worked fine in windows. I then put it on my Linux box formatted (I hope correctly) And then tried to do the following to mount it
Disk /dev/sda: 4040 MB, 4040748544 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 491 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Running NFS on Fedora 10. Exports fine. I tested it locally. I tested the NFS configuration by trying to access the exported directory from my local machine, before testing it from a remote machine. While logged in as root, I created a new directory "/mnt/nfstest".
Then I mounted the NFS share at the new directory I created: [root@eric root]# mount -t nfs localhost:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest
When I tried to mount on the remote client: [root@frank root]# mount -t nfs eric:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest
After a while I got: # mount eric:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest mount.nfs: mount system call failed
I tried strace but wasn't sure what I was looking for, but I've attached the results as a .odt file.