Bug#626851: linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64: after last update fails to boot
On Tue, 17 May 2011 05:35:24 -0500
Jonathan Nieder <email@example.com> wrote:
> tags 626851 - moreinfo
> (cc-ing the bug log)
> Rares Aioanei wrote:
> > I used the exact sequence of commands in building the working kernel and the
> > non-working kernel; and yes, the disk driver is , of course, 'y', not built
> > as a module. Was there a change in the config file in this last update?
> That's possible, but more likely the bug is in some specific driver
> that the working kernel does not use (or something like that).
> Thanks for the info. The reason for asking about built-in disk
> drivers is that the Debian kernel installs many drivers like that as
> modules that get loaded in the initramfs. One way to track this down
> might be to adapt chunks of the .config to more closely resemble the
> Debian kernel until it fails, and then pare it down until it succeeds
> again. Others may have better ideas.
My custom working config is just the Debian config stripped of unnecessary drivers (wireless, v4l, etc.). I guess I'll get help
from my friend diff(1) and see if I can help further.