upgrading kernel in VMware Virtual machine of dapper kills the VM

matt nicholson sjoeboo at sjoeboo.com
Wed Dec 7 20:20:49 GMT 2005

On Dec 7, 2005, at 2:10 PM, Ben Collins wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 12:50 -0500, matt nicholson wrote:
>> Not sure which mailing list to post this to so going to both users and
>> devel.
>> I have dapper running in a VM on VMware 5.5, breezy as a host. All of
>> the recent Dapper upgrades have gone quite nice thus far, with one
>> exception. When performing the upgrade of linux-image-386( to
>> and linux-restricted-modules-386( to, the
>> VM dies. By this i mean that, upon reboot, Grub comes up, the system
>> starts to boot (the new "handdrawn" usplash comes up), and it gets as
>> far a "Mounting the root file system" After a few seconds here, I get
>> dropped to a console saying:
>>   Alert! /dev/sda1/ does not exist. Dropping you to a shell!
> Could you tell me the actual version of the linux-image itself
> (linux-image-2.6.15-6-386 or -7-386, most likely).
Working: linux-image-2.6.12-9-386
Failing linux-image-2.6.15-7-386

> Also, try adding BusLogic to initramfs module list and run
> "update-initramfs -u -k 2.6.15-7-386"
do this after a the new kernel is installed, before reboot?
Will try
> You may also want to try and see if switching vmware to use the IDE 
> disk
> simulation instead of the SCSI disk works too.
Will also try

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