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Bug#320091: kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386: Boot fails with a syntax error in /scripts/ext3-add-journal.sh

Package: kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386
Version: 2.6.8-16
Severity: important

I am currently running kernel-image-2.6.8-1-386 on this up-to-date
Debian Sarge system.  That kernel seems to run fine.  I attempted to
upgrade to kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386, but it fails to boot and does not
appear to even get as far as mounting /.  These seem like the relevant

/scripts/ext3-add-journal.sh: 27: arith: syntax error: "0x"
/sbin/init: 426: arith: syntax error: "0x"
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

but I don't know what scrolled out of sight first.  Obviously I had to
copy them down by hand.

Not finding it on the system, I mounted the initrd files and found a
script named ext3-add-journal.sh, which I presume is the problem.  They
are clearly different between the two kernel versions but the syntax
error doesn't make any obvious sense just from an inspection of the

Any help or pointers for further investigation would be appreciated.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-1-386
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)

Versions of packages kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386 depends on:
ii  coreutils [fileutils]         5.2.1-2    The GNU core utilities
ii  initrd-tools           tools to create initrd image for p
ii  module-init-tools             3.2-pre1-2 tools for managing Linux kernel mo

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