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elive gem unreliable on boot

Posted by jonah 
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elive gem unreliable on boot
October 17, 2007 12:18AM
hi i'd say that only 1 in 3 times my system starts up. half the time i get stuck at the boot splash and my harddrive light stops flickering and then that is that.


then quite often always i get this error:
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-4) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs) _

Now once i get this error the system doesn't respond to anything.

and then the rest of the time it boots up as normal. i have to basically reset or hard power the machine off a few times until it will boot up.
Re: elive gem unreliable on boot
October 17, 2007 01:01PM
I'm not a developer or anything, but based on past experiences, it just sounds like a poor install, to me. I'd try reburning the Elive CD and reformatting your entire drive if possible. When you reinstall, make sure to install bootloader to MBR, also.
Re: elive gem unreliable on boot
October 30, 2007 07:53AM
I think hxcobd is right, have you formated your root (/) partition before install? There may be some old (config) files from your previous system on that partition.