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Re: Upgrade to 2.6.32-5-amd64 failing miserably

also sprach lrhorer <lrhorer@satx.rr.com> [2011.02.01.2123 +0100]:
> far too quickly to be seen, but then an error pops up concerning
> an address space collision of some PCI device. Then it shows three
> errors for RAID devices md1. md2, and md3, saying they are already
> in use.

This looks like a hardware problem, causing mdadm to fail to

> Immediately thereafter the system shows errors concerning  the RAID
> targets being already in use, after which point the system complains it
> can't mount / (md2), /dev, /sys, or /proc (in that order) because the
> sources do not exist (if /dev/md2 does not exist, how can it be busy?). 
> Thereafter, of course, it fails to find init, since / is not mounted. 
> It then tries to run BusyBox, but Busybox complains:
> /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

This is normal. Don't worry about that.

Instead, try to assemble the arrays manually. And provide me with
a lot more information, e.g.

  ls -l /dev/md* /dev/[sh]d*
  cat /proc/mdstat
  mdadm -Es

It would really help if you could also enable initramfs debugging
(http://wiki.debian.org/InitramfsDebug) and provide us with the
output file.

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