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

On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:07:19PM +0200, Robert Millan [ackstorm] wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:46:36AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > 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.
> Uhm I see.  Note that this isn't necessarily related with release upgrades,
> though.  One could want to switch from 2.4 to 2.6 either in sarge or etch
> (although we probably aren't going to bother about sarge atm).

it's on my todo list to provide a better feedback in those cases.
they will reproduce them selve once postetch ide switches to pata.

although it's not as trivial as it sounds.


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