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Ubuntu wont boot after mobo replacement

Replaced a motherboard that quit on a baseline gateway desktop pc running linux ubuntu 9.04. put in the new msi mobo and figured that it should boot up just fine from the hard drive but it doesnt. it boots up the black screen ''BusyBox'' shell command prompt. working the shell commands in linux are my pc weakness and i have no idea what to do now. what did i do wrong and what do i need to do to boot up the OS?

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  • facit_genm Nov 19, 2009

    makes complete sense gonna go try it right now. will get back to you. if it works or not thanks either way :)

  • facit_genm Nov 19, 2009

    makes complete sense gonna go try it right now. will get back to you. if it works or not thanks either way :)

  • facit_genm Nov 19, 2009

    looks like i have a new problem. i just tried to boot up combchris' way but my pc wont even get to the busybox anymore. it gives me the starting up... screen but when it tries to boot after that it just stays at a black screen with a blinking underscore and i cant type anything. ive tried pressing esc at start-up and selecting different kernel versions but same screen when it tries to boot. New Hard Drive????

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You have to repair the installion, When you change the mobo you need to reinstall or repair the os, even with windows, well of course with windows because windows sucks, Try updating from the shell sudo apt-get install update

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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    Combchris Nov 21, 2009

    Did you try booting from the live cd?? the live cd will let you access your hd and let you know if the hd is bad or if it is just the OS installation!

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