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Bug#374611: Upgrades from Linux 2.4 might break boot when hda becomes sda



On Tuesday 20 June 2006 10:55, Robert Millan [ackstorm] wrote:
> Upgrading from kernel-image-2.4.27-3-686 to linux-image-2.6.15-1-686
> might break boot if /dev/hdb becomes /dev/sda.  As fstab and menu.lst
> aren't changed, boot will hang when trying to mount root fs.
>
> Is there any way in which initrd could handle this?  Or at least
> gracefuly report that the root param is wrong (currently it just hangs
> on "Waiting for root device").

Don't know if that is possible, but the issue is at least already 
documented in the Release Notes.

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