[Bug 13504] New: linux-image-2.6.12-6-686 installs initrd unbootable by LILO

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           Summary: linux-image-2.6.12-6-686 installs initrd unbootable by
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: linux
        AssignedTo: fabbione at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: debian at gepro.cz
         QAContact: kernel-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

On my machine the boot process stalls in initrd after a message. 
"volume group "303" not found dropping to a shell" 
The variable ROOT is set to "303", but one can manully mount
the real root (/dev/hda3 in my case) without any problem. 
Apparently this initrd does not understand LILOs way of telling 
the kernel the root device. Specifiyng explicitly "Linux root=/dev/hda3"
on the LILO boot prompt saves the situation and enables normal boot. 

using linux-image-2.6.12-6-686 version 2.6.12-6.10 and 
lilo version 1:22.6.1-6.2ubuntu1 on Ubuntu breezy.

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