dist-upgrade installed new kernel = KERNEL PANIC [SOLVED]
psusi at cfl.rr.com
Wed Nov 23 20:19:31 UTC 2005
James Gray wrote:
> Anyway, turns out the 15MB partition (WTF was I smoking when I set that?!)
> meant the initrd that was created by the postinst script didn't finish
> writing before the /boot partition filled up. IOW, the compressed cramfs
> initrd.img was never written out correctly.
It is actually an initramfs cpio archive, not a cramfs initrd image.
> Here's the traps I fell into:
> 1. 15MB for /boot really isn't enough. Multiply that by about 10 and you're
> in the right ball park.
I have a 50 MB /boot partition and right now I think I have 4 different
kernels and their initrd's and still have something like 15 MB free I
think. 25 MB should be enough to comfortably hold 2 kernels.
Lately I have been wondering why I should bother having a separate /boot
partition at all. Something rooted deep inside me says it is a good
idea, but I really can't come up with a compelling reason for it. After
all, grub is capable of booting directly from my reiserfs /.
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