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Bug#909643: installation-reports: doing a dist-upgrade from debian7 to debian8 ended with a non bootable system

Control: reassign -1 src:initramfs-tools 0.120+deb8u3
Control: tag -1 moreinfo

On Wed, 2018-09-26 at 17:13 +0900, stranche wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
>    * What led up to the situation?
> doing a dist-upgrade from debian7 to debian8
>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?
> # apt-get upgrade
> editing  /etc/apt/sources.list changing instances of "wheezy" to "jessie"
> # apt-get update
> # apt-get upgrade
> # apt-get dist-upgrade
> # apt-get autoremove
> reboot
>    * What was the outcome of this action?
> system boots a newly installed 3.16.0-6-686-pae kernel but gets stuck
> on a BusyBox initramfs prompt
> kernel 3.2.0-6-686-pae from previous distribution works fine
> kernel/initrd files copied form a working debian8 that was installed
> from scratch with CD on an identical machine boots fine too
> if update-initramfs -u is ran to update the initrd, the resulting
> initrd file makes the system in the same unbootable state
> when at initramfs prompt, it is possible to
> -activate LVM with vgchange -ay
> -mount and access the root partition
> However, ussing the "exit" command ends up in a kernel panic, root
> filesystem being mounted on /root or not

What is the kernel command line?  (Run "cat /proc/cmdline" to show it.)

Please also send a copy of the /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf


Ben Hutchings
Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers. - Leonard Brandwein

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