I am running an HP pavilion dv6000 dual boot win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. (well, up until today). After a reboot, the boot process drops to the BusyBox shell and I end up at the prompt:
BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu 1:1.18.5-1ubuntu4) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)
I've been researching others who have had this same problem, but haven't been able to find any of those solutions to work for me.
I tried the method described here, and after the final command
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /root -o force
it does nothing and gives me another (initramfs) prompt.
I can boot to a live CD (USB) and get to a terminal, but it doesn't seem to do much good, as I can see the /dev/sda1 in the ls command, but it doesn't recognize it when I try to cd to it.
One more question: using the command
fdisk -l how can I tell which mount point (
sda2) is my windows partition and which one is Ubuntu?