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Re: floppy install - unable to find root filesystem, ide_generic not loaded

On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 14:28:50 +0200, Holger Wansing <linux@wansing-online.de> wrote:
> Doing "modprobe ide_generic" makes the harddisk available, and
> closing the shell with exit let's the system boot continue fine.
> Can anyone tell me, why this happens?
> Should I file a bugreport? Against which package?


It seems like the initramfs hasn't picked up on the fact that that
module is needed.  This should be fixable by doing:

  echo ide_generic >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

You may find that once booted with the module loaded, update-initramfs
can work out that that module is needed, and that it doesn't need to be
explicitly listed in the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file, but the
problem presumably comes from the fact that ide_generic was not needed
in the earlier kernel, or that it was loading a specific chipset's
module in the etch kernel, and that module's name has changed rendering
it unavailable for the new kernel.

Cheers, Phil.
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