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kaz2100 05-16-2011 09:00 PM

uuid not working on ancient Laptop
 
Hya,

System Fossil age laptop, Debian testing with lilo.

SymptomAfter an upgrade (2nd week May), custom kernel compiled, kernel panics on boot, saying unable to mount root drive. (or more precise, unable to mount whatever uuid device). Stock kernel can boot.

Workaround Instead of uuid on kernel option, use prehistoric root=/dev/XXX.

Happy Penguins!

================== added on edit
The kernel which panics is 2.6.38 (make oldconfig, all default answer from 2.5.32 config)
Stock is 2.6.32
On 2.6.38 after boot with tweak, the command "uuid" looks good.

corp769 05-17-2011 03:43 AM

Good to know, thanks man.

Josh

RockDoctor 05-17-2011 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaz2100 (Post 4358323)
Instead of uuid on kernel option, use prehistoric root=/dev/XXX.

I must be as ancient as the basement rock in the Minnesota River Valley - I always use /dev/XXX in my main grub config file. That way I know which partition is supposed to be booting. ;)


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