Bug#626851: linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64: after last update fails to boot
Rares Aioanei wrote:
> Sorry, but after bisecting the results are roughly the same (roughly as in
> the error message is now "Giving up waiting for root device"). I'm puzzled as
> to what to do next. If I can help any further, I will do it gladly.
To be clear, do you mean that you got this result with the version
halfway between v18.104.22.168 and v22.214.171.124? What does the .config file
look like --- could you send it? (Sorry for the tedious questions.)
"Giving up waiting for the root device" can mean many things, but it often
means the hard disk driver didn't load. Maybe that means an (unrelated)
localmodconfig bug; trying with a known-good .config file (like so:
cp /path/to/my/good/config/file .config
dpkg -i ...
) could be a good idea.
If this *was* a known-good .config file, I'd suggest running
git bisect bad
and building and testing the next version it suggests.
Sorry for the lack of clarity.