recent kernels won't boot
phil at cryer.us
Tue Oct 4 16:45:29 UTC 2005
Add a 'me too' to this one, but only with the following kern:
I haven't put a bug in yet, but -8 works fine; have rolled back for now.
From: Evan Martin <martine at danga.com>
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 09:42:14 -0700
Subject: recent kernels won't boot
I've been happily apt-get'ing upgrades for months now (since before
Breezy, if that helps), but recent kernels suddenly stopped working.
With these more recent kernels at startup, I get, after the "audit"
console message that occurs on regular boots:
Unable to find volume group "hda2"
ALERT! /dev/hda2 does not exist
and then I'm dropped to busybox.
2.6.10-5-686-smp -- ok
2.6.12-6-686-smp -- not ok
I could narrow that down more if you think it'll help.
I've seen a few others have seen a similar problem, like this fellow:
But they've all been lilo problems and I'm using grub
Some more data:
I haven't changed my grub configuration from the default menu.lst and
I'm not using LVM, to my knowledge. I did a pretty straightforward
install of Ubuntu when I first set up this computer, and unless it set something
up without my knowledge...
% cat /etc/fstab | grep -v '^#'
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / reiserfs defaults,noatime 0 1
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
% cat /proc/cmdline
root=/dev/hda2 ro quiet splash
Some guesses about the problem:
- Maybe there's an assumption about your drive setup that was
introduced in a later kernel?
- The machine is a Shuttle "Zen XPC ST62K", which means it may have
some funky hardware, so maybe the new kernel dropped some module?
I'd file a bug, but I'm not sure what package I should file against.
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