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Gerard Robin 09-27-2008 09:18 PM

RAMDISK:Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0 ... (etch)
 
On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 01:34:20PM -0500, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

From: Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601@care2.com>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: RAMDISK:Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0 ...
(etch)
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Gerard Robin wrote:

Hello,
my box works fine since about two years with etch, and this morning I
installed cupsys, hplip ... I rebooted the machine and I got:
---------------------------------8<------------------------
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input.input0
RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0
VFS: Cannot open device "302" or unknown-block (3, 2)
Please append a correct "root=" boot ....
Kernel panic ....

My machine seems ok, because it boot correctly on puppy.(on an USB
drive)
The mbr seems ok, I can boot windows or linux until Kernel panic ...

I use: the package debian linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 an the
bootloader lilo.

/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486
/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486

Can someone gives me a clue to solve the problem otherwise that
to reinstall etch entirely on my box.



I would try a Knoppix CD and see what's out there.


I had bootted with knoppix and,
lilo.conf is ok
/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 seems ok
/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 seems ok

I have copied lilo.conf on my usb stick and I did:

lilo -C /media/sda2/lilo.conf -M /dev/hda

backup copy of /dev/hda in /boot/boot.0300
The Master Boot Record of /dev/hda has been updated

But now, my box boot only on windows. linux disappearded ...

What did I do wrong ?

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Gerard Robin 09-28-2008 09:30 AM

RAMDISK:Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0 ... (etch)
 
On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 11:18:07PM +0200, Gerard Robin wrote:

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Subject: Re: RAMDISK:Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0 ...
(etch)
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On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 01:34:20PM -0500, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

From: Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601@care2.com>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: RAMDISK:Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0 ...
(etch)
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.3 (2007-08-08) on liszt.debian.org
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tests=LDOSUBSCRIBER,LDO_WHITELIST,

RCVD_IN_DNSWL_LOW,RCVD_NUMERIC_HELO autolearn=failed version=3.2.3

Gerard Robin wrote:

Hello,
my box works fine since about two years with etch, and this morning I
installed cupsys, hplip ... I rebooted the machine and I got:
---------------------------------8<------------------------
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input.input0
RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0
VFS: Cannot open device "302" or unknown-block (3, 2)
Please append a correct "root=" boot ....
Kernel panic ....

My machine seems ok, because it boot correctly on puppy.(on an USB
drive)
The mbr seems ok, I can boot windows or linux until Kernel panic ...

I use: the package debian linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 an the
bootloader lilo.

/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486
/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486

Can someone gives me a clue to solve the problem otherwise that
to reinstall etch entirely on my box.



I would try a Knoppix CD and see what's out there.


I had bootted with knoppix and,
lilo.conf is ok
/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 seems ok
/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 seems ok

I have copied lilo.conf on my usb stick and I did:

lilo -C /media/sda2/lilo.conf -M /dev/hda

backup copy of /dev/hda in /boot/boot.0300
The Master Boot Record of /dev/hda has been updated

But now, my box boot only on windows. linux disappearded ...
What did I do wrong ?


My box runs fine now.
If this can be useful for others I did:

I bootted on knoppix V 5.3
In a terminal, as root: mount -o rw /dev/hda2 /media/hda2
/dev/hda2 is the partition / (which must contain the directories /boot and /etc)
then cd /media/hda2
finally: lilo -C etc/lilo.conf -r /media/hda2
did the trick.


However it is not normal that my mbr was altered when I installed some
packages.


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Gérard


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