Bug#516931: Yet anonther reason for the "Waiting for root file system ..." error
I also got this error after the upgrade from etch to lenny but I was surprised
to see that neither hdaX nor sdaX was able to provide a root file system.
Surprisingly, my lenny with kernel 2.6.26-1-686 has still the hda
nomenclature of the hard disks. The old etch kernel was still able to boot.
The problem was that the upgrade procedure put a symlink from /vmlinuz
to /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-686 and analogously with initrd.img. My root and
boot directories are on separate partitions. Therefore /vmlinuz pointed into
nothing during the boot sequence. After removing this symlink and copying the
kernel from /boot to /vmlinuz lenny was able to boot.
Thanks a lot, lenny is great!
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored:
LC_ALL set to de_DE.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash