Ubuntu – Initramfs error during boot

initinitramfsroot

Boot from (hd0,0) ext3   238ac8ca-9576-443d-8e23-8dd836cd2683
Starting up ...
mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/238ac8ca-9576-443d-8e23-8dd836cd2683 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
mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init.
No init found.  Try passing init= bootarg.


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Best Answer

  • Try the steps listed in this page:
    How to Fix an Ubuntu Error: "No init found. Try passing init= bootarg"

    Basically,

    • Reboot with a live CD
    • sudo fdisk -l

    will get you the name of the disk then

    • sudo fsck /dev/sda