user dropped into busybox shell after installation

Bug #791121 reported by Guillem Hernandez Sola on 2011-06-01
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
udev (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have already installed ubuntu 11.10 desktop i386 alpha 1.
Various bugs during the installation but complete installation was possible.

However, when i reboot it was impossible to access to the unity-2d desktop.

I was on a VM with Virtualbox-OSE 4.0.4

Additionally, I attach an screenshot when i reboot the system.

tags: added: iso-testing
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Could you please press 'CTRL+D' on the prompt to proceed with the boot and once you're logged in run the following command from a terminal:
$ apt-cache policy udev

and paste the output here. Thanks

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Unity 2D desktop does not load after ubuntu 11.10 desktop i386
- installation
+ user dropped into busybox shell after installation
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
tags: added: patch
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Looking at the attachments in this bug report, I noticed that "Reboot screenshot" was flagged as a patch. A patch contains changes to an Ubuntu package that will resolve a bug, since this was not one I've unchecked the patch flag for it. In the future keep in mind the definition of a patch. You can learn more about what qualifies as a patch at Thanks!

tags: removed: patch
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

udev (171-0ubuntu3) oneiric; urgency=low

  * Go back to the real 171.
  * libudev/libudev-monitor.c: Revert the usage of SOCK_NONBLOCK in
    udev_monitor_new_from_netlink_fd(). This causes boot failures (stuck in
    initramfs) for a lot of people. Many thanks to Loic Minier for bisecting

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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