Re: 2.6.15 doesn't see ide disks -- very bad [WAS: system hosed by udev in dist-upgrade]
On 1/23/06, Wackojacko <email@example.com> wrote:
> Matt Price wrote:
> > I'm not sure how to proceed. my old kernel, 2.6.10, runs fine, but
> > udev still blocks my dist-upgrade. I would try building a new 2.6.15
> > kernel based on my 2.6.10config, but the system is so badly screwed up
> > right now (e.g. even gcc is only partly installed) that I don'tthink
> > things like make-kpkg are working.
> > so I'd appreciate help on either of 2 solutions:
> > 1 - find a wayto downgrade udev & undo the dist-upgrade, which I can
> > temporarily put off until I get a 2.5.12+ kernel to work properly.
> > 2 - with the system in this somewhat messed up state, figure out
> > what's wrong with the 2.6.15 kernel & fix it somehow
> > I'm not especially optimistic -- but thanks for any help you canoffer!
> > matt
> > ps, in case anyone's wondering, I did look a little at my config-2.6.x
> > files. while idedisk support is compiled into my old kernel, it's a
> > module in the new, stock kernel; however, I used modconf successfully
> > to add idedisk tothe running kernel; installation succeeded, but
> > /dev/hda still wasn't recognized. I should perhaps say that my
> > system was already screwed when I installed
> > linux-image-2.6.15-1-powerpc, & I had to manually wget & dpkg -i
> > various kernel tools -- yaird & some mkinitrd tools as I recall.
> > don't know if this is the root or the problem.
> There have been some problems with yaird IIRC so this may be your
> problem. Although I thought it was fixed now (dont use initrd).
> Couple of things to try.
> 1) boot from live cd and compile a kernel with 2.6.15 sources.
> 2) Grab a older kernel from testing >2.6.12 and dpkg-i that.
> 2) is probably easier.
tried (2) -- found a 2.6.12 kernel there -- unfortunately the scsi
drivertherein is broken, so nothing mounts at all (!). I did get a
hint watching messages fly by -- I see that 2.6.12, at leastthe ubuntu
version, detects cd before detecting the hd -- so it sees my
partitions as hdcX.
acompiling under a livecd is so slow, I have resorted to a variant --
installed server version of ubuntu onto a cleared partition on
/dev/hda[c], and am trying to compile 2.6.15 from there. we'll see
how it goes. whew!
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