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Copying data using initramfs console

Please assume this situation: - I want to copy some files from my HDD to a USB key - I cannot access anything except the ubuntu initramfs ash console with a busybox - I cannot boot in single user mode ...
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regenerate initramfs after moving boot partition

I've recently moved my linux system from hdd to ssd. I managed to get it booting and everything was fine until I deleted old boot partitions from hdd. Now when I try to boot I end up in dracut shell ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting my disks on boot

After successfully booting and running an installation from a Ubuntu Live USB, I can’t boot the new system. The initramfs /dev directory is never populated with sda and sdb, my disks. They don’t ...
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initramfs fails to boot ubuntu 8.10 server

I have recently compiled my linux kernel (3.16.2-x) and tried to install it into two different ubuntu 8.10 server virtual machines appliances. Following is how the upgrade process looks like: ...
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Debian: How to boot from btrfs root on LVM on USB?

Using debootstrap I have installed a Debian wheezy system on an external USB drive with the following partitioning layout: /dev/sda: GRUB in MBR L sda1: ext2, /boot L sda2: LVM PV L ...
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GRUB Booting from subdir Issue

I am encountering a boot issue: My primary linux distro was not installed on / but (I don't know why the developers chose it) on /@/ which implies that my rootfs lies under /@. However when I ...
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dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue

I'm on Mageia2 x86_64 with kernel 3.3.8-desktop-2.mga2. The kernel boot normally. My laptop is old so i need the old kernel for better compatibility and functionality. The problem is that the old ...
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Failed to start up after upgrading software in ubuntu 10.10

I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 in a physical x86-64 machine. Today Update Manager reminded me that there are some updates to install and I confirmed the action. I should had read the update list but I ...
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Ubuntu apt-get upgrade breaks update-initramfs?

I ran apt-get upgrade on a Ubuntu 8.04 32-bit server. It upgraded lots of packages but failed here: Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating ...