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Re: Bug#478236: initramfs 0.92 makes slug unbootable (armel/lenny)

maximilian attems schrieb:
> is it reproducible?

Yes. I updated a bunch of packages, making the slug unbootable. Then I
flashed the backup. After a normal boot, I installed initramfs-tools
0.91e, flashed again, which made it boot OK. Then I updated only
initrd-tools to 0.92, making it unbootable again.

So generating a broken initrd seems to be well reproducible. I presume
that the bad initrd always fails to boot and the good one always boots
OK, which was confirmed at least a few times.

> if yes please put somewhere the good and the bad initramfs for review.


The one without .bak is the current working one. The .bak one is the
last one before that, which must be the broken one. If you have any
doubts, I will need do re-flash the .bak one to see if it is really the
broken one, tonight.

I can see that the broken one is bigger. Might there be a capacity issue
in my flash ROM? Here's my /proc/mtd: (good working state)
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00040000 00020000 "RedBoot"
mtd1: 00020000 00020000 "SysConf"
mtd2: 00020000 00020000 "Loader"
mtd3: 00160000 00020000 "Kernel"
mtd4: 00600000 00020000 "Ramdisk"
mtd5: 00020000 00020000 "FIS directory"

"cat /dev/mtdblock*" produces 8388608 bytes of output.

> ok cool so it will be debuggable 

Yes. Is there a clean way to activate debugging messages in the initrd?

So long


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