Bug#526102: initramfs-tools: initramfs creates an initrd with not enough modules causing an unbootable system
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 02:17:47PM +0200, Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> > > initramfs-tools: initramfs creates an initrd with not enough modules causing an unbootable system
> > >
> > > Initially I thought this was a bug in kernel-package so I wrote this to the maintainer of that package:
> > > I now upgraded initramfstools (shouldn't
> > > kernel-package have dependencies?) and an initrd is created.
> > > The initrd is not good though: the system won't come up. Complains that
> > > it can't find the volume groups. It does see a /dev/sda* though. Was an
> > > initramfs shell so I couldn't investigate what was going on.
> > please read http://wiki.debian.org/InitramfsDebug
> > to provide further info.
> - sda/b are detected
> - filesystem is correctly formatted (otherwise the other kernel image
> would not work either)
> - so the sata driver is loaded
did you try to boot with "rootdelay=12" or such?
> > > According to the kernel-package maintainer this is a problem in initramfs-tools.
> > why do you think that there are missing modules.
> Because of the size of the initrd-files; there's a difference in site:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52723387 2009-03-03 16:59 /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-pps
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8555803 2009-04-28 23:45 /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30-rc3-pps
> (2.6.26 is fine, 2.6.30-rc3 fails)
well the size of the second looks fine,
don't see hole lot of a diff, could you put both online somewhere?