Upgrade to 7.10 halts bootup

Ken McLennan kenrmcl at mysoul.com.au
Tue Nov 27 13:06:14 UTC 2007

G'day there John,

> That was the same symptom on mine when the root partition cannot be 
> mounted for some reason.
    That's certainly what it looks like to me (but what do *I* know?) <g>

> I had some luck on a broken Gutsy upgrade by adding "ide1=noprobe 
> ide2=noprobe" to the kernel line.  However, with a clean install I had 
> no such problems.  This makes me think that I may have been victim of a 
> problem with the initramfs after the upgrade.  I suspect you may have 
> the same problem.  I suggest you refine your google with this in mind to 
> get the solution as I don't remember it off the top of my head!
    Thanks for that John. I'm off to try the kernel line options now. If 
that's not successful then I shall take myself back to Google with my 
inquiries refined as you suggest. With a bit of luck it may not be 

Thanks again
Ken McLennan
Qld, Australia

> Good luck,
>     John

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