I am trying to install Zorin OS on Fujitsu Lifebook AH530. The installation runs smoothly, but when system reboots, it drops into (initramfs) shell, with the message:

ALERT~ /dev/disk/by-uuid/.... does not exist.

From the shell I checked, but there is no /dev/disk neither there is /dev/sda (or any other such device).

I am installing it without keeping Windows, and I tried with many partition options (default, default with LVM, custom partitions) but non worked and was dropped in shell every time.

EDIT: Another thing that might be relative is that the cat /proc/modules returns nothing (it's empty).

EDIT2: Another thing I noticed the version I get from uname -r from (initramfs) shell is 3.19.0-39-generic, but the actual kernel in boot directory (and /lib/modules/???/) is 4.2.0-23-generic. Is that normal? if not how can I fix this.


I am able to solve the problem, by running update from the live CD.

Here's how did it.

  1. boot into the Live CD
  2. Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get terminal
  3. sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt (replace sda1 to your installation root partition)
  4. sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
  5. sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
  6. sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
  7. sudo chroot /mnt
  8. apt update
  9. apt upgrade

This caused system to get new version of the kernel, and I saw that during update initramfs was updated as well as grub.

So even though I didn't found out what actually caused the issue, but luckily the update solved the problem I was having.

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