booting problems after installing lm-sensors kernel modules from sid / can't mount root fs
A couple of days ago, I installed these packages from sid:
I have done this before many times, to save myself the trouble of
compiling these kernel modules myself. I'm running a testing system with
the 2.4.21-4-k7 stock kernel, you see.
Anyway, this time it didn't work out. When I rebooted my system next
time, there was some error during boot which had at least this text in
it "S20modutils Segmentation fault". So, my interpretation is that
during the loading of these new kernel modules, there occured a
segmentation fault in the module load program. After this message there
was a little bit more text (about USB), but then a hang.
In other words: I couldn't boot the system anymore.
OK, but I still have the LinuxOLD entry in my LILO menu. Since I'm
running stock kernels, this should be starting my previous kernel
anytime. So, I chose the option, and it booted until it had to mount the
root fs. There I got a kernel panic: can't mount root fs. (No clear
reason was mentioned...) Oops. My root fs is /dev/hda6, which is an ext3
fs. Even specifying
So, I took my older (Woody-beta) installation cd and booted with "rescue
root=/dev/hda6". Also, this didn't work out: again a kernel panic,
because it can't mount the root fs... This time there was some error
about "unsupported optional features".
I tried some more tricks, like making boot floppies with a bf2.4 flavour
(of Woody), which I got from some Debian FTP. No go, can't mount root fs.
I tried some more suggestions from people in #debian on
irc.freenode.net, but nothing worked.
In the mean time, I have fixed my "Linux" boot, by using a Knoppix cd
and removing the module names from /etc/modules. However, I still can't
boot my LinuxOLD stuff.
Is there anyone who can tell me what is going wrong?
I know I could boot my LinuxOLD thing in the past. It's just a long time
ago I needed it.