Andrew Farris <lordmorgul(a)gmail.com> wrote:
John Summerfield wrote:
> The box in question doesn't boot Linux atm, so getting info is
> difficult, so I'll try the easy option first. If needs, I can
> connect a serial cable and something else. For them moment I will
> describe messages rather than quote them
> It was running F8 quite well, and then I enabled development and ran
> "yum upgrade"
> More precisely,
> echo yum -y upgrade | at midnight
> When that had finished, seamonkey crashed and I decided on the
> balance of things, a reboot was in order.
> As supplied, it had 80 Gbytes disk and no DVD; I've added a DVD
> burner and replaced the original drive with 320 Gbytes and added 512
> It displays the usual boot messages and finishes with something like
> "the boot has failed" pretty much straight after "switch_root: no
> such file"
I suspect you've got the 54 or 64 kernel installed , both of
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.
Probably a mkinitrd problem...
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