Re: Linux-image-2.6.25 won't boot - target filesystem error
On 30 Jun 2008, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:14:02AM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > I just installed linux-image-2.6.25-2 from Sid. Boot fails with a
> > mwwage:
> > "target filesystem doesn't have bootarg"
> > This is followed by:
> > "/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off"
> Mine works here, but was there any errors with dpkg when installing?
> Also, did you get the right one for your computer? Eg. x86 for x86
> > I also found a Debian recommendation to modify /etc/fstab in order to
> > get the file systems recognized, but I'm reluctant to do so for fear of
> > losing the ability to boot any kernel at all.
> err... just get a rescue cd, if it won't boot, put it in the cd drive,
> boot it mount your linux partition open
> And remove those lines, reboot back into your linux 2.6.23 kernel...
No error messages. I do get:
aetting up linux-image-2.6.25-2-amd64 (2.6.25-6) ...
Finding valid ramdisk creators.
Using mkinitramfs-kpkg to build the ramdisk.
Other valid candidates: mkinitramfs-kpkg mkinitrd.yaird
The kernel is correct; I'm currently using linux-image-2.6.23-amd64.
I take the point about using a rescue disk but I'm not sure of what to
try for /etc/fstab. I know that a fresh installation of linux uses
different syntax but I don't remember what it is or how it works.
Currently I have:
/dev/hdb10 / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# none /proc/bus/usb/ usbdevfs user,noauto 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto user,noauto,rw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/dev/hdb6 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdb7 /usr/local ext3 defaults 0 2
/dev/hdb8 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
/dev/hda1 /backup ext3 user,defaults 0 2
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