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Bug#516931: Yet anonther reason for the "Waiting for root file system ..." error

Package: release-notes
Severity: important

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

Robin Haunschild

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