[Bug 38688] unable to boot

Alejandro Cornejo acornejo at ieee.org
Sat Apr 8 07:04:20 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: linux-source-2.6.15 linux-image-2.6.15-20-amd64-k8 (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

It fails to boot, after mounting the filesystems it displays a message
saying something like:

waiting for root filesystem...

It hangs there indefinetly, this did not happen with kernel 2.6.15-19. I
dont know if it is relevant, but my HD is SATA, and my partition is
formated to ext3.

I have a single hard disk installed, which has four partitions, here I
list the information reported by fdisk:

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           5       40131   de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2   *           6        1280    10241437+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            1281        8929    61440592+  83  Linux
/dev/sda4            8930       19452    84525997+   b  W95 FAT32
unable to boot

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