Problem with booting from Compact Flash card

Joerg Schoppet joerg at
Thu Aug 23 08:52:47 UTC 2007

Joerg Schoppet wrote:
> Hi,
> does anybody here on the list has experiences with Ubuntu 7.04
> running on soekris 5501 (
> I've made a PXE-installation on a CF-card and everything went well:
>  hdb1 - root-filesystem hdb5 - swap
> When I reboot the system everything went well (GRUB, ...) until it
> wants to mount the root-filesystem, then I get the error: ALERT!
> /dev/hdb1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
> And a "BusyBox"-shell is opened.
> If I start a rescue-system from PXE, it detects correctly the card.
>  Are there some special modules, which have to been loaded? Or is
> there any other tip/trick/hint to start Ubuntu on a 5501?
> By the way: An actual debian stable works out of the box.
> Thanks in advance
> Joerg Schoppet
Just for information:
Gutsy: also not loading
Dapper: loading

So, what has changed between dapper and Feisty?


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