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[vox-tech] Re: debian mess: after dist-upgrade machine does notboot!
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[vox-tech] Re: debian mess: after dist-upgrade machine does notboot!

Ok. Looks like fixing /boot/grub/menu.lst got my machine into a bootable 

it sure would be nice to know why aptitude changes this file without asking...


On Tuesday 25 July 2006 13:14, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> Well damnit.
> After doing a couple upgrades, and then moving to X.org, 2.6.16
> kernel, and the new NVIDIA drivers, I thought that I was going to be
> ok after an aptitude dist-upgrade....
> Things were working fine, until I started monkeying around with sound
> modules. Somehow KDE was breaking the snd-intel8x0 kernel module...
> but this is a side story. After getting fed-up with the sound issues,
> I rebooted the machine. About half-way through the boot sequence, the
> message: "Begin: waiting for root file system..." and then nothing.
> Fortunately I have an older Knoppix CD, that I am currently using to
> boot the machine, and write this email. Everything looks fine on the
> HD, but I knoticed one thing. In /boot/grub/menu.lst I see that:
> title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.16-2-686-smp
> root		(hd0,2)
> kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.16-2-686-smp root=/dev/hdc3 ro
> initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.16-2-686-smp
> savedefault
> boot
> I have a serial-ATA drive in this machine, and since kernel 2.6 this
> drive has appeared as a SCSI device. I think that aptitude must have
> changed the values in the grub configuration so that:
> root=/dev/sda3 ------> root=/dev/hdc3
> I am hoping that this is the reason that my machine is not booting. If
> so, is there anyway to make aptitude remeber that my root drive should
> be on /dev/sda3 ???
> Ok. crossing my fingers, and re-booting to see if this fixed things...
> Dylan

Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
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