[Bug 223066] [NEW] initrd fails to load disk drivers

Slightcrazed randall.walls at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 13:13:24 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: initramfs-tools

This has been an ongoing issue for me since kernel > 2.6.20, but it was
the (once again) unsuccessful upgrade that caused me to finally report

>From what I can tell the initrd-x.x.xx-x-generic begining on 2.6.22+
fails to load any of the disk drivers (libata, ata_generic, ata_piix),
and this results in the boot hanging on Begin: Waiting for root
filesystem. It then drops to a busy box. I can manually load the modules
inside the busybox and get the thing to (somewhat) boot, but doing that
bypasses a whole trunk full of stuff needed for the system to actually

I upgraded to Hardy thinking that the issue might be resolved (it first
appeared when I upgraded to gutsy), but sadly no. I'm still running with
the durned Feisty kernel a this point, and it's beginning to cause

I have rebuilt the initrd a half a dozen times and using the -v option
it does seem to build the proper kernels into the image, but for what
ever reason they never get executed prior to the attempt to mount the
root filesystem.

** Affects: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: boot disk initrd kernel

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