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Re: Kernel panic, hit reset button then all's OK

jidanni@jidanni.org wrote at 2009-05-09 12:57 -0600:
> On my older machine, upon the first boot of each day I get

Just the first boot of each day?!  Or with any cold boot (powered up from off)?  
It may be that your simplest *workaround* is to hit the reset button sometime 
at/before the grub menu.

>   cannot open /root/dev/console: no such file
>   Kernel panic. not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> Then I hit the reset button, and it boots fine.

> It seems to have started after I upgraded to linux-image-2.6.29-1-686
> A web search lead me to http://moto.debian.org.tw/viewtopic.php?p=29346
> suggesting one add DELAY=3 in /etc/mkinitrd/mkinitrd.conf
> etc. to slow down the handoff after grub or something.
> However it seems that I use initramfs-tools, so I need to know how to do
> that with that instead, and hopefully getting not much deeper than
> dpkg-reconfigure...

Are you using udev?
$ mount | grep udev

Have you tried using a older kernel image?

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