[TriLUG] Problem with Debian Etch
trilug at dogstar1.com
Wed May 31 21:55:44 EDT 2006
Steven Blanchard wrote:
> On 5/27/06, Nick <trilug at dogstar1.com> wrote:
>> Hey everyone, I have been having a problem with Etch and was wondering
>> if anyone else has run into this issue?
>> After updating the initial install, the boot process hangs at "Begin:
>> waiting for root file system"
>> I have repeated the install twice with the same results. Upon searching
>> for answers the only thing I found is the following:
>> I edited the file "/etc/kernel-img.conf" to add the line:
>> ramdisk = /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird
>> And then regenerated the initrd image.
>> dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-2.6.16-1-amd64-8-smp
>> And I could boot. It seems this is an error while creating
>> the initrd image.
>> As this situation stretches my limited abilities I tried following these
>> directions (dubious as they look to me) by using Knoppix but I was
>> Any feedback would be appreciated.
> Does your computer have SATA? I ran into similar problems at work
> with a machine. The problem was that under sarge's kernel the SATA
> drive showed up as regular IDE (hda). With the newer kernel in etch,
> SATA shows up as a scsi device (sda). To boot, I had to update the
> fstab and grub.conf by hand.
I have found a workaround for this issue however it is not a fix. If you
get: "ALERT! /dev/hda1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell." after
upgrading Etch you can do the following.
1. Wait for busybox shell
2. modprobe ide-disk
Now I just need to figure out how to avoid busybox to begin with...
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