Re: Etch hangs on startup at: waiting on root file system ?
On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 10:24 +1000, mustard lee wrote:
> lostson wrote:
> >On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 21:02 +1000, mustard lee wrote:
> >>I put together a brand new Etch install today, which was working
> >>flawlessly for the first few boots. I think I may have done an apt-get
> >>upgrade prior to the last reboot and now its hanging on the startup with
> >>the message 'waiting on root file system'. If I try recovery mode, its
> >>the same. I've also tried noapic, nolapic, with no effect. Has anyone
> >>heard of this error recently? I'm not at the computer atm, or I would
> >>put in some more details like the kernel version. The best I can say is
> >>it is the most current 'testing' 486 kernel, as I installed an updated
> >>all this today. I suspect its something like 2.6.15.?-486. Any ideas
> >>or comments would be appreciated.
> >>Chris L.
> > I had this problem as well. When you do an upgrade make sure to upgrade
> >udev as well. Initramfs-tools is the package that screws things up.
> >Personally I think it should pull in udev as well, but it doesnt. So be
> >sure to upgrade udev and it will eliminate this problem.
> Thanks for the input on that. Googling around, I had started to think
> the problem was initramfs-tools related, but I hadn't found a specific
> course of action. I've been trying to think of how I'm going to get
> into the system to fix it. I suppose the only way is to chroot in, and
> upgrade udev that way? Would that be correct?
> Chris L.
chroot would be the easiest yes.