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Bug#582177: initramfs-tools: fails to load ram... /proc/mdstat

* Cropper, C. A. <cropper@acm.org> [Tue Jun 08, 2010 at 08:28:58AM -0400]:

> >Looks ok. /dev/sda is the device you're booting from?

> I don't know.  The bios is set to boot from SAS disk 0 which is **usually** 
> /dev/sda; however, when my firewire drive is connected, on boot all the drives 
> are shifted one drive letter.
> /dev/sda => /dev/sdb
> /dev/sdb => /dev/sdc  ... etc

Removing the firewire drive when booting doesn't change anything,

> >What could be worth a try (unless grub devs show up):

> >* try initramfs-tools >= 0.95.1
> >* try removing all devices except one disk from the raid1 array
> >  and try booting from the single disk then

> Uhhh?  I use this computer on a daily basis!  You are going to have to 
> convince me before I experiment anymore.  

> For trying a new initramfs-tools, I don't think I will be doing that at all.  
> For removing all devices from the raid1 array, see the previous paragraph...

I just uploaded initramfs-tools 0.96.1, just upgrade it and give it
a shot. Booting from the single disk isn't necessary therefore,
that would be just another method to isolate the bug.


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