Bug#516931: Yet anonther reason for the "Waiting for root file system ..." error
on Donnerstag, 20. August 2009, Nicolas François wrote:
> * Would you still have the grub menu.lst you were using on Etch?
> * Do you remember the version of the kernel which displayed "Waiting for
> root file system" (i.e. did grub started the Etch or Lenny kernel)
> * I can see in your grub configuration that you are still using hda3, so
> you probably did not suffer from a hda->sda rename. You also mention
> hda/sda in the original bug report. Did you try what is explained in
> the release notes section 4.8?
I did not try 4.8.1, but I tried 4.8.2 and it did not work. Therefore, I filed
the bug report in the first place.
> * Did you try to boot multiple times?
Sorry, I can't remember, but probably I tried to boot once with root=/dev/sda1
and once with root=/dev/sda3. I definitely tried both and then tried the old
etch kernel which worked.
I hope that helps.