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Re: Serious kernel problems on new i386 hardware

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Mike Hommey wrote:

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 03:10:12PM +0100, Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:
  ERROR: Removing 'trm290': Device or resource busy
  ERROR: Removing 'vis82cxxx': Device or resource busy
  pivot_root: No such file or directory
  /sbin/init: 432: cannot open dev/console: No such file
  Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempt to kill init!

Let me guess... you are using devfs in 2.4, and /dev is empty if devfs
is not mounted.
Sorry, I did nothing but installing Debian from scratch and installing
several kernel-image-2.6.x packages afterwards.  I did no fiddling around with
devfs whatever (to be honest I do not even have an idea why I should if
everything would work fine).

The only hint Google was able to reveal was a broken initrd which is not
able to handle SATA - but as I said, I tried to disable SATA for exactly
this reason (perhaps I failed but this does not explain why 2.4.x works).

Please tell me what I should check and report to follow your idea.

Kind regards


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