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Bug#407495: Linux 2.6.18-686 serious boot problem in multi-user-mode, single-user boots without problems. (Kernel or scripts in initrd?)

Am Freitag, den 19.01.2007, 16:07 +0000 schrieb Stephen Gran:

> I'm glad to hear it's working for you.  This is unfortunately a known
> problem without much of an out of the box resolution.  Probably a line
> in the release notes would be good to help people who might stumble
> across this.  In the meantime, I am going to reduce the severity of the
> bug to normal, as it has a known workaround, and it is a known side
> effect of asynchronous device probing that will not be changed in the
> upstream kernel.

Yes, it works to boot the kernel. (And that's a lot in this situation.)
But /dev/hda and /dev/hde are still swapped, and the filesystem check
fails. To test the system, I mounted the disks manually in single user
mode and typed "init 2" to get a working system. 

I don't want to edit this in my fstab, because I still want to boot the
old kernel sometimes. 

And in the last 10 reboots (I tried a much to understand the problem
further), one time the drives was not swapped, and this is most probably
the reason why I was confused about a working single user mode. There
must be a subtle problem in the IDE initialization order, depending on
something which is a little random. But I can't see it clear at now, and
I'm not in the situation that I can understand the various IDE drivers
in the kernel source.

One additional reason, why I do not edit my fstab...

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