I've been playing aroung with a Ubuntu Server 10.04 installed through VMware (the host is Windows XP). For any reason (I suspect a power off of my host machine), the guest OS seems broken.
Every time I boot the virtual machine, I get stuck at an initramfs prompt, after what seems like a kernel panic trace and the following lines:
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. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.
Busybox seems to allow entering commands, then the (initramfs) prompt is shown.
I booted with a Ubuntu Live CD and tried:
- Checking entries in
/dev: I can see
/dev/sda1, but the mount command doesn't return (I waited for 10 seconds, I assume that's sufficient?)
fsck -c /dev/sda1- but fsck reports that
dmesgwhen using the Live CD:
EXT4-fs (sda1): INFO: recovery required in readonly filesystem EXT4-fs (sda1): write access will be enabled during recovery EXT4-fs warning (device sda1): ext4 clear journal err: Filesystem error recorded from previous mount: IO failure EXT4-fs warning (device sda1): ext4_clear_journal_err: Marking fs in need of filesystem check.
What could I try next? The machine contains valuable source code so I'm hoping I can find a solution!