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Re: Stability of kernel updates on Debian 10

Hi Sad,

If you are booting RPi from USB, the reason of failure is probably

In such a case, upgrading initramfs-tools to 0.140 should fix the symptom.

Best regards, Ryutaroh

From: Sad Clouds <cryintothebluesky@gmail.com>
Subject: Stability of kernel updates on Debian 10
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 08:53:37 +0100

> Hi, this is the first time I'm trying Debian on ARM and got an issue
> after installing updates.
> I installed Debian 10 on RPi 4 (4GB), hoping updates would be stable
> enough - https://raspi.debian.net/verified/20210210_raspi_4_buster.img.xz
> Ran "apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade" and now the kernel hangs
> half-way through booting. Is this a known issue and also, do updates
> get tested at all for RPi before they are released?
> The following packages got updated:
> root@rpi4-20210210:/etc/apt# apt-get dist-upgrade
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree       
> Reading state information... Done
> Calculating upgrade... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   linux-image-5.10.0-0.bpo.5-arm64
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   base-files debian-archive-keyring firmware-brcm80211 iputils-ping libbsd0 libdns-export1104 libisc-export1100 libpam-systemd
>   libpython3.7-minimal libpython3.7-stdlib libssl1.1 libsystemd0 libudev1 libzstd1 linux-image-arm64 python3.7 python3.7-minimal
>   raspi-firmware systemd systemd-sysv udev wpasupplicant
> 22 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 68.5 MB of archives.
> After this operation, 259 MB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

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