enter image description here I had upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 17.04 .after a while I had restarted my laptop and when it was about to restart my battery was dead and I plugged in th charger and power on my laptop and it shows a command as above picture


This happens because it is missing the initramfs for that kernel.

Start with a live USB/CD, choose 'Try Ubuntu' and open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

  1. List your partitions with sudo fdisk -l and choose the right one to mount:

    sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt

    Where sdX is your Ubuntu installation on your HDD. If you have an EFI boot system you need to mount your EFI partition as well.

    sudo mount /dev/sdY /mnt/boot/efi

    Where sdY is your EFI partition.

  2. Now mount the following and chroot into your install

    sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
    sudo mount -o bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts
    sudo mount -t sysfs /sys /mnt/sys
    sudo mount -t proc /proc /mnt/proc
    sudo chroot /mnt
  3. Create a update-initramfs and update-grub. Make sure you put the right version number into the next line, you can find this by dpkg --list | grep linux-image or ls /lib/modules/ .

    update-initramfs -u -k 4.10.0-38-generic
  4. Unmount and reboot your system.

    sudo umount /mnt/boot/efi
    sudo umount /mnt

If you get umount: /mnt: target is busy. you can try this:

    umount /mnt/proc
    umount /mnt/sys
    umount /mnt/dev/pts
    umount /mnt/dev
    umount /mnt
  1. Reboot your system

  • Is it Sudo fdisk-1 – sachin Nov 26 '17 at 1:49
  • Its an lowercase L. – Videonauth Nov 26 '17 at 1:51
  • This chroot works only for bios-installation. Besides such a distro-upgrade is not backed. You omit Ubuntu 16.10. – user192526 Nov 26 '17 at 8:21
  • If you get to grub can you drop to a grub shell (press c at the grub menu)? – bu5hman Nov 26 '17 at 11:17
  • If you get to grub yes, you could drop into grub shell, but not sure if that will help, you can as well try to boot the older systems kernel which might or might not work. – Videonauth Nov 26 '17 at 11:21

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