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Re: big trouble after apt-get upgrading my HP9000 d360/2



On Tuesday 21 February 2006 18:06, Jürgen Leibner wrote:
> udevd-event[3324]: run_program: exec of program
> '/lib/udev/udev_run_hotplugd' fa
> iled
> udevd-event[3325]: run_program: exec of program
> '/lib/udev/udev_run_devd' failed

All these messages are harmless. The latest version of udev (0.084-5) 
fixes this again.

> Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
> ide: Assuming 50MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
> idebus=xx Done.
> Begin: Mounting root file system ...
> Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ...
> Done.
> ALERT! /dev/sda5 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

This is the only real problem and is also a known issue fixed in latest 
udev. To work around it:
- check if 'ls /dev/sd*' actually shows /dev/sda5 or not;
- if it does, try typing exit at the shell prompt and the boot will
  probably complete normally
- if not, try 'cat /proc/modules'; is any module you need missing?
  if it is, try modprobing it, see if /dev/sda comes available and
  again type exit to continue the boot

This assumes you don't use RAID or LVM, in that case it might be a bit 
more complicated.

Anyway, forcing regeneration of the initrd should solve the boot problems. 
Upgrading to the new udev (and then regenerating the initrd) is 
advisable.

Cheers,
FJP

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