cornel panceac wrote:
is your grub.conf ok?
I was going to say, "of
course," but then I remembered that there's a
stanza that shouldn't be there.
No, it's not a problem with the grub configuration. I can load the
kernel and its matching initrd, and the parameters look fine.
At present I think Andrew's pointed to the correct problem. Now my
challenge is to implement it.
What I need is an F9a rescue CD, or failing that a reasonable approximation.
The current status is this.
I've downloaded the kernel Andrew pointed out and unpacked it with
rpm2cpio and cpio.
I've created a tarball on a USB disk, and then unpacked it into the
I can boot the kernel, but as it doesn't have built-in drivers for my
SATA hardware, it very quickly dies.
I'm back to wondering how to get an initrd into the box. I cannot create
on on that system. Possibly I can copy one from it and patch it on
another system. That might be worth a try.
Meanwhile, more suggestions are welcome.
2008/2/24, John Summerfield <debian(a)herakles.homelinux.org>:
> Andrew Farris wrote:
>> I suspect you've got the 54 or 64 kernel installed , both of which
>> fail for many people with the 'switch_root: no such file' error.
>> Backing it down to the 40 kernel may get you farther into the boot and
>> maybe show whether or not the volume group issue goes away or not. To
>> get it backed down you'll need to download the kernel, boot into a
>> rescue mode, chroot, and install the older kernel.
>> If this fails you might have to go farther back, getting a 2.6.24 kernel
>> to install, then when booted to that you may be able to install the
>> 2.6.25 rc kernel (2.6.25 kernels had some issues with mkinitrd when done
>> on a 2.6.25 kernel, I'm not sure if that is resolved).
> At present I don't have any means of booting a Linux system that can
> perform any maintenance on the system.
> The kernel is a dot-64 job.
>>  http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/kernel/2.6.25/
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