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Bug#354458: Kernel panic after upgrading initramfs-tools

On Friday 17 March 2006 23:34, Manuel Bilderbeek wrote:
> Hey! The problem with the "no init found" is gone! So, the cause was
> in the initrd after all! Altough, it booted a lot further, it still
> didn't complete it: when it wants to mount the root fs, it gives an
> error that it can't find /dev/hda6 (and drops into BusyBox). I suppose
> this is because /dev hasn't been populated yet...

/dev/hda6 contains your root filesystem, right?

When you are dropped into the shell:
- check if /dev/hda6 really is not there: 'ls /dev/hda*'
- check if the modules you need for your disk are loaded:
  'cat /proc/modules' (check for ide-disks too!)
- if any modules are missing, use modprobe to load the manually
- check if /dev/hda6 now appears
- after it does, type exit to continue the boot

> So I tried without the root= kernel option. This gives another error:

That is a bad idea: the root= option is essential for booting with an 
initramfs generated by initramfs-tools.

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