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Old 09-18-2010, 08:52 PM
Holger Wansing
 
Default Bug#571035: Kernel freezes at boot

Hello,

maximilian attems <max@stro.at> wrote:
> hmm so the ata generic driver might have a bug to not properly
> show up in /sys and thus not to land on initramfs.
>
>
>
> > I know, that in the past, the module ide_generic was needed for
> > this machine to access the harddisc.
>
> so to boot it I would simply add as quick& dirty workaround
> echo ata-generic >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
>
> and then rebuild that 2.6.32-5 initramfs

I did a complete new installation with the same image as before from
23. Aug 2010, it was an expert installation, but I accepted all
default values, so no custom things were done, apart from this:
Just before the initrd is generated, I added ata-generic to
/etc/initramfs-tools/modules (on the second console).
That way, the ata-generic got included in the initrd.

When I boot now, the root filesystem still cannot be found.


Some output from the initramfs-shell:

(initramfs) cat /proc/modules
ide_gd_mod 17175 0 - Live 0xc295f000
ide-core 59674 1 ide_gd_mod, Live 0xc2939000
fan 2590 0 - Live 0xc282a000
thermal 9210 0 - Live 0xc290b000
ata_generic 2015 0 - Live 0xc2820000
libata 117275 1 ata_generic, Live 0xc288c000
scsi_mod 102265 1 libata, Live 0xc2863000

(initramfs) cat /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-486 root=/dev/hda1 ro all_generic_ide quiet

(initramfs) ls /dev/[hs]da*
ls /dev/[hs]da*: No such file or directory

(initramfs) ls /dev/disk/by-uuid/
ls /dev/disk/by-uuid/: No such file or directory



> if that boots, I'd like to get the output of
> tree /sys
>
> thanks
>
> --
> maks


As this does not boot, I tried again a new installation, and forced to
add ide_generic to the initrd, and that works! The machine boots fine
with ide_generic.
But as this is an obsolete driver, you may not be interested in info
about this.


Thanks

Holger




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Old 09-19-2010, 06:22 PM
maximilian attems
 
Default Bug#571035: Kernel freezes at boot

On Sat, 18 Sep 2010, Holger Wansing wrote:

>
> As this does not boot, I tried again a new installation, and forced to
> add ide_generic to the initrd, and that works! The machine boots fine
> with ide_generic.
> But as this is an obsolete driver, you may not be interested in info
> about this.

I am not sure which image you use infact,
but a recent image should not have ide-generic on it.

As your box is now bootable, can you please update to latest Lenny
and let us know the boot progress with 2.6.32-5-486.

thanks



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Old 09-19-2010, 07:04 PM
Holger Wansing
 
Default Bug#571035: Kernel freezes at boot

Hi,

maximilian attems <max@stro.at> wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Sep 2010, Holger Wansing wrote:
> > As this does not boot, I tried again a new installation, and forced to
> > add ide_generic to the initrd, and that works! The machine boots fine
> > with ide_generic.
> > But as this is an obsolete driver, you may not be interested in info
> > about this.
>
> I am not sure which image you use infact,
> but a recent image should not have ide-generic on it.
>
> As your box is now bootable, can you please update to latest Lenny

^^^^^

> and let us know the boot progress with 2.6.32-5-486.

Not sure what you mean here.
I installed the squeeze distribution from a daily build. Should I
downgrade to Lenny???
No, I think you mean, that I update the kernel to the latest version of
2.6.32, right?



Holger

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Old 09-19-2010, 07:19 PM
maximilian attems
 
Default Bug#571035: Kernel freezes at boot

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 09:04:19PM +0200, Holger Wansing wrote:
> Hi,
>
> maximilian attems <max@stro.at> wrote:
> > On Sat, 18 Sep 2010, Holger Wansing wrote:
> > > As this does not boot, I tried again a new installation, and forced to
> > > add ide_generic to the initrd, and that works! The machine boots fine
> > > with ide_generic.
> > > But as this is an obsolete driver, you may not be interested in info
> > > about this.
> >
> > I am not sure which image you use infact,
> > but a recent image should not have ide-generic on it.
> >
> > As your box is now bootable, can you please update to latest Lenny
>
> ^^^^^
>
> > and let us know the boot progress with 2.6.32-5-486.
>
> Not sure what you mean here.
> I installed the squeeze distribution from a daily build. Should I
> downgrade to Lenny???
> No, I think you mean, that I update the kernel to the latest version of
> 2.6.32, right?

meant latest squeeze of course, thanks for catching the essence.



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