Bug#428399: Fails to boot, cannot mount / partition: No such device
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007, Pau Tallada Crespí wrote:
> mount: Mounting /dev/sda5 on /root failed: No such device
> mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such device
> mount: Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such device
> mount: Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such device
> Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init
> > b) if dropped to console send the output of
> > /lib/udev/vol_id -t /dev/sda5
> Output is a single line:
> (/dev/sda5 is a logical partition of type 83 and ext3 formatted)
yup that is the trouble,
your sda5 partition was not cleanly reset when your formated it.
> > > Downgrading again to version 0.87b solves this behaviour.
> > > If you need more info, let me know!
previsous initramfs-tools used fstype,
but vol_id has support for more different fs.
so you need to fix your partition, no idea which program formated
it that badly.
see also bugs.debian.org/427972