After installing via USB stick with everything default but using encrypted disk I rebooted, and the following happens:
- Dell logo shows up, as usual
- GRUB screen
- elementary OS logo stuck for several minutes.
- If I press ESC the logo goes away and it says "No volume groups found". Pressing ESC again makes the logo appear
- BusyBox comes up and I don't know what to do with it
I've tried installing with and without updates.
Previously I was using Xubuntu 15.10 with the same install settings without a problem.
The hardware is a Dell Inspiron I13-7348-C40 laptop.
I installed without encryption and the problem continues. Below are the error messages I receive in each situation:
Encrypted install, after waiting for the elementary OS logo disappear:
Begin: Mounting root file system ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-top(didn't get the whole line in the picture) Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... No volume groups found No volume groups found Begin: Waiting for encrypted source device... ...
Then the BusyBox/initramfs appears. I type
exit and get:
Check cryptopts=source= bootarg: cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules; ls /dev -r ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/d1d....... does not exist. Dropping to a shell! BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) [... and so on]
After I installed without cryptography I get this before BusyBox:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?) - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/74bc... does not exist. Dropping to a shell! BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) [... and so on]
I was able to boot elementary OS using SystemRescueCd and choosing the option to boot the existing OS so it seems elementary OS is doing something weird in the boot config.