[kwlug-disc] kernel-upgraded etch system won't boot with new 2.6 kernel
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Aug 20 13:23:40 EDT 2009
another minor inconvenience, given that i can always boot to the
earlier, working kernel.
the scenario -- a fully-upgraded debian etch system, to which i've
applied the subsequent upgrade of the original 2.4 kernel to a 2.6
kernel, as documented here:
(the system was upgraded to etch while still running on the earlier
2.4.27 kernel, the upgrade was done afterwards.)
at this point, trying to boot to the newer 2.6.18 kernel gives me,
look down to the bottom of the output, it's exactly what i'm getting:
Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ...
mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file or
mount: Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init
BusyBox v1.01 (Debian 1:1.01-4) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
this is a fairly simple system: P4, no RAID, no LVM, single big
root filesystem on /dev/sda1, etc. google shows me that *lots* of
folks have asked about that boot error over the years, and everyone
has different advice.
some people have suggested that that version of initramfs-tools is
broken, and i should rebuild my initrd image with "yaird." i'm
thinking also that the disk naming conventions from 2.4 to 2.6
changed, in that what used to be /dev/sda is, what, /dev/hda now?
could it be that simple so that a quick tweak to the grub conf file is
all i need?
thoughts? i'm sure it's a simple fix, everything else looks like
it's in the right places.
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