How to solve Busybox Initramfs error on Ubuntu

You have started your Ubuntu system and suddenly a black screen like the snapshot below appeared ?

Ubuntu initramfs

It starts with BusyBox and (initramfs) waiting for some command when booting? Calm down, it is easy to fix.

This problem must have occurred due to a forced restart that generated some errors in the system. However, these errors can be resolved with the fsck command .

Read: How to fix Ubuntu boot issues

Go ahead and enter the fsck command below:

fsck -f /

Now type in :


to restart the machine and probably everything will be back to normal.

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Nikolaus Oosterhof

Nikolaus holds a degree in software development and has a strong passion for all things tech-related, especially gadgets with screens. Though he is nostalgic for older phone models, he's a retired gamer and continues to enjoy programming in open-source environments. Additionally, Nikolaus enjoys writing about Linux, macOS and Windows and has experience designing web pages.

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