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Kernel Panic - not syncing: No init found

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So I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 and I keep getting this error at boot. After the install, I went ahead and rebooted, and it just loaded a purple screen where the grub menu would have been and then become unresponsive. After a hard reboot, the grub menu was there. I selected Ubuntu and the screen flashes, goes black, and the above error shows up. I have tried reinstalling, checked the disk for errors and the live usb runs fine.
post #2 of 8
Are you running a bios or uefi?
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Since the Grub 2.0 menu is there, I'm gonna say UEFI. How do I know for sure?
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Do you know what motherboard you are using?
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So it is bios.

Can you get into the recovery mode and successfully reach the terminal?
Edited by benpack101 - 7/18/13 at 3:07pm
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post #7 of 8
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I'll have to try that when I get home.

Edit: Tried booting to the recovery console, same error.
Edited by SirIsaacNewton - 7/19/13 at 8:40am
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Last night I reinstalled windows just to have a working computer and to make a new usb boot disk. I'm gonna try 12.04 instead of 13.04 this time.
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