Bug#356850: marked as done (initramfs-tools: upon udev upgrade, system becomes unbootable if using lilo)
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when udev gets upgraded, the latest initram is regenerated via udev's
postinst. If using lilo, the system becomes then unbootable due to
lilo needing to get rerun in order to ack the changed initrd. See the
irc snippet included below for details.
04:15 <dato> maks: ok, that unbootability problem I had, had seemed to go away,
but came today, and this one time I noted the error
04:19 <dato> maks: initramfs-tools and linux-image updated to sid last week, no
updates since then; and, like the other time, seems like the udev update
04:20 <dato> maks: (initramfs-tools 0.53c, linux-image 2.6.15-8, udev went 0.086-1 -> 0.087-1 today)
04:21 <dato> maks: the 4 last lines when booting (and remember, no shell afterwards) were:
04:22 <dato> invalid compressed format (err=1)
04:22 <dato> VFS: Cannot open root device "301" on unknown-block(3,1)
04:22 <dato> Please append a correct "root=" option
04:22 <dato> Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,1)
04:22 <dato> maks: (using lilo, btw)
13:55 <maks> dato: sorry for not having your setup in my head, do you have a separate boot partition?
13:56 <maks> dato: is your root full?
14:16 <dato> maks: (np.) no, / is /dev/hda1, reiserfs, 275mb used, 425mb free.
usr, var, tmp and home are separated (in LVs, but that's irrelevant here)
14:23 <maks> dato: you are using lilo?
14:23 <dato> maks: yes
14:23 <maks> ah that explains it.
14:24 <maks> "invalid compressed format (err=1)" helped
14:24 <dato> yeah, that was probably there the previous time, but I didn't notice it.
14:24 <maks> udev upgrade runs update-initramfs which generates a newer initrd.img
14:24 <maks> and lilo doesn't grog that
14:26 <dato> oh hum. so somebody should really be running lilo, then? (this sounds like a serious bug to me)
14:26 <maks> care to bug report against initramfs-tools
14:26 <maks> need to think a bit about how to solve that
14:26 <maks> you can send your aboves irc log.
14:26 <dato> ok, will do.
14:27 <maks> dato: thanks, udev and evms are currently the only hook user of initramfs-tools
14:28 <maks> but the hooks of lvm2 and md will need to go to their packages too
14:28 <maks> cryptsetup hook for crypto root is in the works too
14:28 <maks> dato: so i need to find a good solution for that. :)
Adeodato Simó dato at net.com.org.es
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We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
initramfs-tools, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 13:23:51 +0100
Architecture: source all
Maintainer: Debian kernel team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changed-By: maximilian attems <email@example.com>
initramfs-tools - tools for generating an initramfs
Closes: 339092 352738 354708 355162 355486 355595 356850
initramfs-tools (0.55b) unstable; urgency=low
* Thanks to Frederik SchÃ¼ler for pointing to leftovers.
initramfs-tools (0.55) unstable; urgency=low
* scripts/init-premount/udev_helper: Fix modprobe args.
Thanks Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> for testing 0.54.
* scripts/local: Use quiet to load the fs. (closes: #339092)
* hook-functions: Really add the ieee1394 modules.
Thanks to Michael Prokop <email@example.com> for testing the fix.
* update-initramfs: Run lilo on updates if no grub is around.
Thanks Adeodato SimÃ³ <firstname.lastname@example.org> for finding the issue.
initramfs-tools (0.54) unstable; urgency=low
* hooks/lvm: lvm10 has also an vgchange - exit if no lvm2 libs.
* debian/copyright: Meniton current bzr archive. (closes: #352738)
* hook-functions: Add dac960 scsi driver. (closes: #355162)
* scripts/init-premount/udev_helper: add code by Scott James Remnant
<email@example.com> from the ubuntu udev hook. We now wait on scsi
and usb devices to settle, load ide-generic on ide boot only if
no root device appeared.
The udev hook is adding ide.agent so no longer duplicate that code.
* hook-functions: auto_add_modules, split 1000 char wide lines up.
Should allow better diffing. Splitting them out in proper files with
each modules / line costs too much initramfs generation time.
Should allow easier diffing.
* hook-functions: Add sata_mv thanks Kenshi Muto <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
* hook-functions: Add dasd class to auto_add_modules and dd zfcp module.
Thanks to s390 support Bastian Blank <email@example.com>. (closes: #355595)
* hook-functions: Add it821x. (closes #352460)
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1cc9226daff1b45dfcdf88a78e0f539d 36785 utils optional initramfs-tools_0.55b.tar.gz
03e4831d0e2aed94fa535f5a7c2114fc 42086 utils optional initramfs-tools_0.55b_all.deb
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