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Bug#474670: initramfs-tools: [alpha] boot failure with linux-image-2.6.22-3-alpha-generic

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:48:15PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Apr 2008 11:54:13 +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> > that is at the very top of the boot, what happens if you pass
> > as boot arg break=top, do you land in initramfs shell?
> > also try to add rootdelay=9 or such.
> Not yet.  I'll try it later if possible.

okay not so important as belows try.
> I put all initrd.img-* and the output of mkinitramfs in
> http://www1.pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp/~kohda/alpha/

had a look at the initramfs and looked sane.
as your root dev scsi driver seems to be sym53c8xx,
could you please force it load with initramfs-tools:
echo sym53c8xx >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
update-initramfs -t -c -k 2.6.22-3-alpha-generic

(-t is for takeover you have a backup of the yaird initramfs.)

this smells like a kernel bug with sym53c8xx not properly
loaded due to having some ressources stolen.

the mkinitramfs ouput has not the eventual errors,
so it looks sane. please use
mkinitramfs -o /tmp/foo > /tmp/mkinitramfs.log 2>&1

thanks for the quick feedback.


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