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Re: 2nd debian 1.2 upgrade problem: console hung

On Mon, 30 Dec 1996, James D. Freels wrote:

> In upgrading machine #2 (see earlier post on problems with machine #1)
> from debian 1.1 to 1.2, and rebooting.  I got an error on reboot
> something about "unable to initialize console" and the machine hung.
> I thought it may have been a problem with my upgrade.  
> Later I decided to wipe out the drive, repartition, and install a
> fresh minimum Debian 1.2 system.  Now I can reboot the system fine
> from the hard drive (via loadlin on the DOS side), but when I reboot
> from a "rescue" disk (bootbable kernel disk), the system hangs as
> before failing to find the console.
> I don't have a clue how to fix this problem.
Check the kernel on the rescue disk, using rdev, and make sure that the
root device is correct. I have had this kind of error message from kernels
trying to mount the wrong partition as root.

Hope this helps,


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