Ubuntu 11.04; Target file system doesn't have /sbin/init

Okay, I had some complications while upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 from Ubuntu 10.10. I downloaded the latest ubuntu live cd and booted off it and got as far as it detecting that Ubuntu 11.04 was installed and would i like to install Ubuntu 11.04 over the top keeping the home dir, I clicked next and cho ...

Ubuntu Dell C840 Ubyntu 7.04 Install hangs at Install sofwtare-detecting file system

I aquired an old corp notebook a Dell Latitude C840 P4 1Ghz system. Started out by Fdisk the old partitions and reformatted the drive. Got it to boot under DOS with a C: promprt.I have attempted to install Ubuntu on it about 10 times now. I am using a CD that I have loaded Ubuntu on a number of desk ...

Ubuntu Detecting File System Freeze on install

I am new to linux, I have managed to get myself a free laptop but it didnt have a hdd, so my friend said try ubunutu. its a inspiron 1100 with 2.4GHz Celeron 256 RAm at the moment so went for xubuntu to start.I have a problem on the install. When installing, it freezes at 15% when "Detecting Fi ...

Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 freezes at "Detecting File System"

I've installed Gutsy on 2 machines up to now.I'm willing to do the same on an old Athlon PC but I get stuck in a bad issue... it freezes at 15%, on "Detecting File System".I'll try to download the Alternate version but, hey, it's very sad 'cause on that machine I previously got installed F ...

Unable to mount raid 1 data drive in Windows/Ubuntu 8.04 dual boot system

I hope this is the right place to post this,I am relatively new to linux.Heres the situation, I have a Windows XP / Ubuntu 8.04 dual boot system. This is accomplished on a single 400GB disk. grub, the OS partitions for both windows and linux, the swap, and a games partition are on this disk. This se ...

Does ubuntu upgrade change the file system?

Does ubuntu upgrade change the file system?I am planning to upgrade ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04i have heard that ubuntu 9.04 uses ext4 file-system that is fast and alldoes automatic update make this change or should i reinstall? ...

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for which components?

I've a sneaking suspicion this has been asked before, so I'm putting the question here so you can all reply with links to the forum posts which I have failed to find. My question was prompted by a thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870612) in the Ubuntu + 1 forum.What bits or main com ...

Why is there gonna be no Terminal in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm a huge fan of Ubuntu. I've been using it since 10.10. :guitar:However, I find the terminal to be a necessity. Normal users might not have any need for it. However, I think it's impossible to avoid having to use the terminal with ANY GNU/Linux system at ANY point in time, be that past, present, o ...

Ubuntu 12.04 Says 11.10

all, just a quick question.I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 Daily Build, and have just done a fresh install.While installing the info screens during the install processing kept referring to 11.10, and after going to system settings it says i am running Ubuntu 11.10 when it should be 12.04.Is this normal as ...

Ubuntu Help! Error with File System.

Well, last night i was using Ubuntu just downloading music with Limewire and it was all working fine until I clicked on a a song to download and a message popped up saying something like "This computer doesnt have a file for Limewire downloads", im not exactly sure on how it said it but it ...

Ubuntu 8.04 "Recovery" file - erases entire disk?

I downloaded Ubuntu 8.04 from the Dell Support site (http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_8.04) as I had with Ubuntu 7.10, and I tried to install it on my XPS-M1330 laptop which dual-boots the pre-installed Vista with Ubuntu. But instead of being a simple installation .iso, the Ubuntu 8.04 .i ...

does ubuntu supports the NTFS file system?

does ubuntu supports the NTFS file system? or does anyone knows what particular file systems does ubuntu fully supports? ...

Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

Banshee will be replaced by Rythmbox (again), and Tomboy will be removed. Since those were the only applications in the default installation that uses Mono, this mean the Mono framework will likewise be dropped.Banshee, Tomboy And Mono Dropped from Ubuntu 12.04 CD (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/11 ...

Ubuntu 12.04 lacking already

I for one hope someone reads this post who may speak up.I quote from :http://scottlinux.com/2011/07/06/shuttleworth-removes-terminal-from-ubuntu-12-04/Mark Shuttleworth (http://www.markshuttleworth.com/) announced at the 2011 Ubuntu Developer Summit (http://uds.ubuntu.com/) that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS wil ...

Ubuntu 7.04 freezes at 'Detecting File System"

I'm trying to install on an old laptop with the live cd. The comp is an HP OmniBook 4150 with a p3 500mhz cpu, 256mb ram, 6gb hard drive. It loads up slowly, I assume due to the CD (probably 2x or at best 4x). When it gets to the desktop, it does not have the application bar (start menu), only two s ...

Ubuntu Install Freezes at 15% detecting file system

I am installing ubuntu on my sisters Certified Data pc. I am using it right now, actually because I was able to install 6.06LTS on this system and it works fine.. The only problem is that I want to get her up to date running 7.10. This very same problem occurs with 7.04 also. I boot from the disc, a ...

Ubuntu Upgrade from 8.10 to 9.04 final - file system

I've got one question. I currently have Ubuntu 8.10 installed and i want to upgrade to 9.04 when it's final. My doubt is, will the file system be automatically updated too (from ext3 to ext4)? ...

Ubuntu Install Freezes (9.10) - Checking/Detecting File System

Finally getting around to installing 9.10. I used to have Edgy installed, went back to XP - looking forward to seeing the progress Linux has made since last time I tried it!Anyways - I was installing from the ISO via CDROM and during the install process it freezes during the checking/detecting (not ...

Ubuntu Finding aliases on file system

A program installed from a website has automatically aliased a few basic tools, such as grep, to a nonstandard /bin directory.Earlier post:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1711486I suspect there is a way to pipe the find, type, and grep commands to scour my file-system for these modified ali ...

Ubuntu won't mount file system

I originally posted this in another section, but I realized it's probably more appropriate here, as I know very little about what I'm doing.So, I was trying to get that annoying beep to go away in firefox/pidgin when I backspaced things, and I think I missed something up. I added a line of code into ...

Ubuntu Why is the File system read-only

I just installed Ubuntu 9.10. I wanted to edit grub.cfg so that WinXP is first by default. I wrote in terminal gksu gedit /boot/grub/grub.cgfI moved the WinXP entry up, but could not save the file, it said teh hard drive was read-only!!!I did not have this problem with 9.04. In 9.04 I could edit gru ...

Ubuntu physical devices : partitions : file system : files

Where is the best explanation (book, wiki, tutorial) for the relationship between (a) physical devices and their partitions, (b) the ubuntu file system, and (c) where within ubuntu to see what files are on each specific partition?I've read lots of wiki explanations, etc, and still have no working kn ...

Ubuntu Help writing to file system

all - I'm very new to ubuntu and linux (just installed yesterday)I've been trying to change the background of the login screen as detailed herehttp://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-do-you-change-the-boot-splash-screen-image-for-10-04-lucid-lynx.htmlI tried to cut and a paste a photo to the backgrounds folde ...

Ubuntu Sudden Read-Only File System?!

I was moving my music collection from my old laptop to my new one using an external hard drive when suddenly the process came to a halt with an error: it seems my primary (internal) file-system voluntarily changed to read-only, all the way up to root. I can no longer create, move or delete any files ...

Ubuntu EXT3 or EXT4 File System.

Hello. I upgraded my Ubuntu 9.04 installation to the FINAL 9.10 version as I've already tested the beta and the RC.Now, my question:How do I check if I'm using the EXT3 File System or EXT4? Because, when I'm booting my computer, it says something about EXT3.-- EDIT --If I'm using the EXT3, how do I ...

Ubuntu Installation failed, root file system error

I am using Wubi 8.04 rev479. Near the end of the install in Ubuntu I receive an “Installation Failure” error and then it forces me to reboot my computer. When Ubuntu starts back up, I receive the error below.Loop-mounted file systems already presentThe selected partition (partition 2 of /var/lib/p ...

Ubuntu Re: No root file system is defined -What is the workaround

I get the message "No root file system is defined.Please correct this from the partioning menu."This is during installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition on separate windows XP partition D drive 19GB. I can't go further.I have seen the following threads with no solution in view. http://ubuntuf ...

Ubuntu error: No root file system is defined

Installing Ubuntu 9.04 on a brand new 250GB laptop drive, and there's a problem with the partitioning.I made three partitions: 75G, 75G, 100G (all fat32)when I click 'forward' it says:"No root file system is definedPlease correct this from the partitioning menu"a bit puzzling since I chose ...

Ubuntu mounting point and file system

Just go my free CD today and was too excited to come here and ask a few questions. I have run the install but as soon as i get to the partition editor it's now asking me where to the mounting point and which file system to go with. i am running ubuntu 8.04 on a laptop which I think is using a fat 32 ...

Ubuntu Problem with RAW file system on flash disk

all! I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 server edition in my system. I'm having problem with my 4GB flash disk that was converted its file system from FAT32 to RAW by unknown virus, and Windows XP/98/ME and MS DOS as well were not able to solve the problem. Please help on how I can troubleshoot this using Ubuntu ...

Ubuntu Remote Connect Windows File System

All,My friend's Windows machine has some nasty malware on it at the moment (won't allow exe. files or task manager to run, and closes any explorer windows into the file system) and I figured I'd use my Ubuntu system to help out.I'm looking for a way to connect to and browse his file system via a wir ...

Ubuntu sda1 contains a file system with errors

My system has completely died and I am having to use the Live CD to write this. I’ve tried reinstalling Ubuntu from the CD which seems to proceed smoothly enough but when I remove the CD and reboot the following happens.I get the pretty Ubuntu logo and the orange bar manages to complete about one t ...

Ubuntu NTFS - Read-only file system

After a tricky install I finally get 7.04 working, by the help of a friend get's started with synaptic, Automatix and some other small stuff.But now I've come to a halt.I'm trying to make "Fildisk 3" into chmod 557 to be able to use my storage-device. (want to save files from bitorrent / D ...

Ubuntu mounting a remote file system

I'm an absolute beginner in networking on linux (ubuntu 5.04).I am trying to share my files using Samba.I can already mount a remote file system usingsudo mount -t smb //mercurius/R /media/C_on_Mercurius (the computer then asks me for a password, so I type my root password).This worksNow I am trying ...

Ubuntu Problem with startup - file system check fails

After deleting my Kubuntu partition, and resizing my other partitions to give them more space to breathe, I had a few problems, all GRUB related. The Super Grub Disc I burnt a few months got rid of the first error, and booting into my Ubuntu 7.10 LiveCD and toying with my menu.lst let me boot into m ...

Ubuntu Fiesty Live CD file system mount bug, Dapper ok

I run Fiesty from a Live CD, either Kubuntu or Ultimate Ubuntu 1.4 Live CDs. This problem does not occur when using Dapper Live CD. I do not have an Edgy Live CD.I have an 80GB SATA Linux disk with a journalled ext3 file system installed (Fedora Core 3 aka FC3). I mount it during a Live CD session t ...

Ubuntu External Hard Drive - File System Issue

I have a new Seagate 320 Gb External Hard Drive.It mounted automatically on my Ubuntu 7.04 machine. Nice. I could read and write fine.The only problem was that it was formatted with FAT32. So I could only write files smaller than 4Gb. The main reason I got the file was that I needed to back up and t ...

Ubuntu 7.04 Installation Problems - System hangs

I have a laptop Asus A6Kt based on AMD Turion 64 MT Processor.I downloaded Ubuntu 7.04 (ubuntu-7.04-desktop-amd64.iso).I successfully verified the md5 sum of the .iso file and burned it on CD-RW.Then I try to boot from it. Boot is successful, and I see boot menu.My problem is that when I choose ANY ...

Ubuntu update Error unknown file system grub rescue

So, My friend just upgraded from karmic to lucid and she now gets "Error, Unknown file system grub rescue" and cant access ubuntu or her vista partition. Wat do? ...

Ubuntu fails to mount file system after upgrade to 9.10

Hi, I used 9.04 update manager to upgrade to 9.10 on my dual boot Vista Dell Inspiron 1501 and I get a terribly long message about a failure to mount file system and loading some maintenance shell. It has no Xserver (?) ability so no graphic based apps and no path setting. can use nano to edit but t ...

Ubuntu Partition Sizes and File System

Hi, I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to dual boot Vista and Ubuntu (both 64bit) on my 250GB HD.I plan to use Ubuntu mainly with Vista for programs that I cant get to work in Ubuntu.After reading multiple threads and guides...I'm planning to have the following partitions:Vista, 70gb, ntfs (primary)Data, ...

Ubuntu Grub error 17 - file system all show NTFS

Hi, noob here. I have been using Jaunty and Vista in a dual boot on my laptop and today it would not boot. I received Grub error 17. I have booted from a live CD (Mint). mint@mint ~ $ sudo parted /dev/sda pModel: ATA Hitachi HTS54322 (scsi)Disk /dev/sda: 250GBSector size (logical/physical): 512B/512 ...

Ubuntu Linux - Windows common file system?

I will divide my hdd to 3 parts, one for Ubuntu 8.10, one for Windows Vista and the biggest partition, for all other data (music, video, etc...) and another one for swap (with the swap, totally 4 partitions)What should the file system of the data part? I want to be able to transfer files from Linux ...

Ubuntu 8.04: Verify file integrity - how?

Is there a way to check the file integrity on Ubuntu 8.04 ?One of the PCs behaving strangely. Programs don't start. Icons disappear from the desktop.Is there a way to check? ...

Ubuntu Help! Read-Only File System

Help Me Ubuntu Community!Yesterday, my girlfriend accidentally turned off our laptop in the middle of an update and when it restarted it said it could not login to X. I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg but it freezes. When I go the the terminal on recovery mode, it keeps saying that the file s ...

Ubuntu whats the best file system for multimedia files

I have a 120gig fat32 hard drive with jus multimedia files like vids, pics, music,movies & a lil software thts half full. my other drive is used for ubuntu system/program files.I'm planning to format my FAT32 120GB hard drive to a new file system to make better use of my hard drive.whats the bes ...

Ubuntu ?SAFE-deleting whole file system except for home?

Can I just delete a whole file system from another partition apart from my home directory? I have installed a new distro on another partition (8.04 rocks!!!) and just want the data (Photos and sound recordings) from the old file system. Sure I can, right? ...

Ubuntu General error mounting file system

I have a dual boot Xp and Ubuntu 10.10.Recently I was downloading some upgrades in Ubuntu and unfortunately the power to the system got off.Thereafter on booting it comes to the Grub menu and I'm able to select the OS from the list but if I choose Ubuntu it comes up with a message "General erro ...

Ubuntu Cannot access my file system

I come to you guys in desperation once again.I was running some programs on Thursday and also installing something via the software center when I started getting strange errors. Then I kept getting told that the file system was read only (when I tried to save my work in the applications and while in ...

Ubuntu Squashfs for root file system on embedded PC

Recently, I've been tasked with getting Ubuntu up and running on one of these:http://www.eurotech.com/en/products/embedded+boards/pc104+cpu+modules/ISISI've been able to spend some time with a development kit for it recently and it's a neat little system. My big problem at the moment is that the uni ...