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Bug#360893: udev takes too long to create /dev/hda... and system drops to a shell

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, Nicola Manini wrote:

> >sure the rescue shell can't fix itself magically ;)
> Well, if you read my initial bug post, you see that before the upgrade it 
> used to sort of fix itself up after a while.  One could eventually boot 
> 2.6.15 bu exiting the shell.  Not any more.

could you try out linux-image-2.6-$flavour from unstable
if that works for you.
> >please post from the busybox shell:
> >* the last line of messages you see
> >* cat /proc/cmdline
> >* cat /proc/modules
> > 
> >before rebooting check that fstype recognises your root fs:
> ># /usr/lib/klibc/bin/fstype < /dev/hda1
> I attach a file with all the required infos.
> The boot process makes a long pause (1-2 mins) after it writes

it hopes the root device to come up.

> Begin: Waiting for root file system... ...
> and then it quickly comes out with the ALERT and BusyBox lines.
> I hope that helps.
> Thank you, ciao,
> 			Nick

hmm did you check from the shell if udevd is running with ps aux?
try to regnerate your initramfs with latest:
update-initramfs -u 

thanks for your bug report, unfortunately i can pinpoint from the
give info the cause.



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