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Bug#319486: Installation on Sony Vaio VGN-A417M

On Friday 22 July 2005 16:07, Iain Georgeson wrote:
> I'm using the daily because I couldn't find anything stabler which
> succeeded in driving my HD.
> uname -a: Linux hpcxport3 2.6.11-1-386 #1 Mon Jun 20 20:53:17 MDT 2005
> This is the only boot disk I've found which has managed to pick up my
> HD, so that's a good start. I had to make a minor fix to the iso -
> isolinux.cfg had lots of pointers to kernels named 'linux', when it
> meant 'vmlinuz'.
> The kernel boots, but init fails. It says:
>   pivot_root: No such file or directory
>   /sbin/init: 432: cannot open dev/console
>   Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

Your use of the daily explains it: it uses the 2.6.11 kernel, but does not 
install the same kernel for the new system (temporary issue). Instead it 
installs a 2.6.8 kernel which probably fails to recognize your harddisk 

What you need to do is manually install the 2.6.11 kernel and make sure a 
new initrd is created for that and your bootloader is configured for it.
To install the new kernel you can use the rescue mode of the installer 
(boot 'rescue').


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