upgrading kernel in VMware Virtual machine of dapper
kills the VM
ben.collins at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 7 21:25:40 GMT 2005
On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 15:30 -0500, matt nicholson wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2005, at 3:20 PM, matt nicholson wrote:
> > 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(18.104.22.168
> >>> to
> >>> 22.214.171.124) and linux-restricted-modules-386(126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52),
> >>> 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
Expected. We added the BusLogic device table in -8 or -9, can't recall.
> >> 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
> Tried this. No luck. Exact same situation.
Ok, send me lspci and dmesg output please (working kernel).
> >> 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
> You cannot change from SCSI -> IDE without creating a new disk. so this
> wouldn't work, unless a reinstall was done.
Are you sure? Even if you power off the virtual machine, it still wont
let you change it?
Ben Collins <ben.collins at ubuntu.com>
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