Gutsy Upgrade problem

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Mar 18 19:41:59 UTC 2008

On 03/18/2008 11:23 AM, Rick Knight wrote:
> I've looked just about everywhere else. Hoping someone here can help me.
> I upgraded from Feisty to Gutsy. I had one
> problem in the upgrade and had to abort (upgrade install hung at 2% for 
> over 2 hours) . I completed the upgrade in a
> terminal with these commands...
> sudo apt-get --configure -a
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> Th upgraded completed successfully. When I rebooted there was a long
> delay at the splash screen then this...
> Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules,devices: cat
> /proc/modules ls /dev
> ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/(boot disk uuid) does not exist. Dropping to a
> shell.
> Then I get the Busy Box banner and prompt
> (initramfs)
> I've used blkid to verify the uuid is correct. I've edited
> /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab to use drive path (/dev/hdb5 &
> /dev/sdb5) instead of uuid. I also modified /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
> and added these lines (from a post at Launchpad)...
> # added for support of older, standard hdx drives
> piix
> ide_generic
> ide_cd
> ide_disk
> # black-list bad driver
> ata_piix
> # prevent unnecessary modules from loading (optional)
> blacklist ata_generic
> blacklist libata
> blacklist scsi_mod
> I then ran...
> sudo initramfs-tools -u 2.6.22-14-generic
> to rebuild the init image.

Should be:

sudo update-initramfs -u (or -c -k to create a new one). See man

       Update the initramfs of the newest kernel:

       update-initramfs -u

       Create the initramfs for a specific kernel:

       update-initramfs -c -k 2.6.18-1-686

So in your case:

sudo update-initramfs -c -k 2.6.22-14-generic

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