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Re: Cannot boot with latest Lenny kernel 2.6.26

Am Dienstag, 25. November 2008 schrieb Neil Gunton:
> Hi,
> My server is a dual Opteron 265, 4GB RAM, 4x10k SCSI drives in RAID0 on
> an Adaptec zero channel SmartRaid V card (the drive appears as
> /dev/i2o/hda1, so it's using the i2o_block driver).
> I am running fully up-to-date Debian Lenny, using the AMD64 port.
> I cannot boot with the latest kernel - It stops early on, just
> after detecting disks, with this line:
> Begin: Waiting for root file system...
> It just hangs there.
> The last "good" kernel that works is I haven't tweaked
> anything, these are both the stock build AMD64 kernels. I'm fairly
> certain this is a bug of some kind, since everything works ok with the
> earlier kernel. Things seemed to break going from 2.6.25 to 2.6.26.
> I am wondering if anyone else is having this issue, if it's a known bug,
> or something that I need to enter as a bug. Can anybody help?
> Thanks!
> Neil

Check out your entries of /boot/grub/menu.lst and make sure, your ramdisk 
(initrd) is setup correctly and existing. Check out your entry for the root 
filesystem (the "/"), it should point to the correct partition.

And last but not least: It might be necessary to build a new initrd. The 
easiest way is to boot with the latest running kernel and reinstalling the 
required kernel, watching the installation process at any errors.

Try this, if it not works, come back again and I will be pleased to help you.



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