Trashed Hardy on update - Fixed

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Thu Mar 13 15:45:25 UTC 2008

Steve Cook wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 16:26 +0200, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> I know - it's alpha stuff and you need to expect these things.....
>> OK, I did 'Full Upgrade' using Adept and it said there were a few 
>> problems with downloading some things. So I waited a bit and tried 
>> again. This time it downloaded (some libc 6 - or something similar) and 
>> started the install process which finished with an error.
>> Now I can't boot normally and even in recovery mode, regardless of which 
>> kernel I choose, I get to:
>> Check root= bootarg cat /proc.cmdline
>> or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
>> ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/long_string_of_alphanumeric_stuff does not 
>> exist. Dropping to a shell!
>> BusyBox v1.1.3 9Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
>> Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
>> (initramfs)
>> Any hope of an easy solution - or is it a reinstall....?
> steve
Thanks for the link -- system now 'rescued' - one happy camper! :-)
Still waiting for the 'broken' libc6-dev and libc6-i686 to be fixed 
before attempting another upgrade.



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