how to restore linux booting suystem

November 19, 2010 at 23:42:23
Specs: Linux
when i switch on my system its not booting properly. it says
"the target system doesn't have requested /sbin/init"
" no init found try passing init = bootarg
i'm using the latest version linux desktop edition
i don't have a cd to reboot can i download linux latest version and then boot it, will it work

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#1
November 20, 2010 at 06:04:07
Lets cover last part of your question first here:

"i'm using the latest version linux desktop edition"

I hate to break it to you, but there is no singular desktop version of Linux. There are dozens of different Linux distributions that provide a variety of desktop environments. Knowing what distribution you are using would be useful in helping you to fix the problem.

"i don't have a cd to reboot can i download linux latest version and then boot it"

Like I said above, there is no singular Linux system. Most distributions are free to download, but you still have to know which one you want to use.

"will it work"

I have no idea what your system specifications are. There is almost certainly a distribution that will run on your computer, but not necessarily all of them, and not all to the full capabilities of your system. Things like the amount of RAM, hard drive space, processor, graphics card, and wireless card (if any) factor in to whether a particular distribution will work on your computer and support all of its functions.

Now, as to the first part of your question, my best guess is that either the root file system has been damaged, or the bootloader entry is incorrect. Knowing what the last actions you took prior to turning off the computer could help pinpoint and fix the issue.


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#2
November 20, 2010 at 09:11:35
i'm using linux 10.10 desktop version while i was working suddenly there was a power cut, since i had no backup i could not shutdown my system properly. the next day when i switched on my system it was showing the " the target file requested could not be found". please help me resolve this issue

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#3
November 20, 2010 at 15:49:11
is this it
http://www.xoomdev.com/index.php?li...

sounds like your using ubuntu, although it may not be.

larry


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#4
November 21, 2010 at 04:29:43
HI. You just need to get super grub 2 and put it on a cd and boot the system and when it boots up you need to update grub or reinstall it.

rkenny


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November 21, 2010 at 10:36:25

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