Many users have reported a Busybox boot error, which prevented them from booting Ubuntu:
> I’m attempting to set up a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 10. I’ve dual-booted Windows > 7/Ubuntu before, but this is the first time I am using Ubuntu Mate. I > installed Ubuntu Mate from the Ubuntu Mate Live CD. It installed, and I > rebooted the computer. When I rebooted, I received a Busybox boot error. > The error says:
> BusyBox v1.28.2 (2012-02-15 04:05:35 CST) multi-call binary.
This error message can appear for a variety of causes, but in today’s article we will explore the best methods to fix the Busybox boot error.
- The : resolving Ubuntu busybox boot error can be caused by faulty hardware, bad software, or outdated files.
- Either update the BIOS or reinstall the OS should quickly fix this issue.
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Run the Command prompt as Administrator
- Open the Run box. You can use the Windows + R keys.
- Type cmd (without quotes) in the Run box.
Click the OK button.
- Right-click the Command prompt icon.
Choose Run as administrator.
- Type in chkdsk c: /f /r and press the Enter key.
- When the scan is complete, restart your PC.
Change the boot order
- Right-click the Start button and select System.
- Navigate to the Device Manager.
- Right-click on the operating system you want to boot and select Properties.
- Click the Boot tab.
- Click Advanced options.
- Click the Boot order option.
- Move the hard drive you want to boot to the first position and click on Apply and OK to save the changes.
Change the boot mode
- Press the Windows key + S and type UEFI.
- Select UEFI Firmware settings from the list of results.
- Find your Boot mode and select either Secure Boot or Legacy BIOS.
Rebuild the initramfs
- Press the Windows key + R, type cmd, and then press Enter.
- In the Command prompt, type the following command, then press Enter: sudo dpkg-reconfigure initramfs-tools.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Rebuild the initrd
- Open the Terminal by pressing the Windows Key + R keyboard shortcut.
- Enter the following line and press Enter: umount /boot
- Now, enter apt-get install -y busybox
- Finally, enter reboot
- Press Ctrl + Alt + Del on your keyboard to open Task Manager.
- Click on the More details option.
- Now, click on More details again.
- Right-click on Ubuntu and select End task from the menu.
- Now, close the Task Manager and open your Downloads folder.
- Locate the Linux.iso file and right-click on it.
- Select Delete from the menu.
- Now, download the latest Ubuntu 18.04.