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Bug#473877: linux-image-2.6.24-1-alpha-generic: fail to boot

Kernels since 2.6.23 (and its release candidates) break with an older version of aboot.

If you have been upgrading your system from Etch or a version of Lenny from before about middle of last year you will need to upgrade the aboot package to the latest, and you may need to manually reinstall the boot block with the swriteboot command. Be aware that if you get this operation wrong you screw up your computer and won't be able to boot at all, unless you have another disc in the system that is bootable.

See http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.ports.alpha/7247/focus=7267
for a hint on using swriteboot and to jump midway into the thread discussing the aboot issue.


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