Re: Disaster strikes on update of kernel-image-2.4.19-k7
Alan Chandler wrote:
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I have updated my unstable which caused it to load a new version of the kernel
I followed instructions and moved the old version of the module directory out
the way and it has placed a new copy there.
However when I boot, ther is something wrong with the initrd image (I think)
because during boot I get
pivot_root: No such file or directory
/sbin/init: cannot open dev/console
at which point the kernel panics and goes no further.
I am struggling with understanding how initrd works. According to the
document /linuxrc script is run but all that does is poke around with
/proc/sys/kernel/real-root-dev - I can't see how it calls pivot_root (or
indeed the other scripts which load the ext3 filesystem module for the root).
If I can't get this I have no hope of tracking this problem - can someone
[Fortunately I also had an old version of the kernel lying around and a means
to select in in lilo - so at least I can get mail up and running again to
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Have a look at message on this list:
Re: Problems installing Kernel 2.4