I've recently used synaptic to update SuSE 9.2 system. I thought all went well, until I rebooted the machine this morning. It no longer boots after getting past kernel initialization. I can see the compiled-in modules loading, however the system stops with:
Freeing unused memory from kernel: 212k freed (this is normal I think)
mount: no such file or directory
waiting for device /dev/hda2 to appear: .....not found; exiting to /bin/sh
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
I'm fairly certain that this has to do with the recent updates that were made.
- Has anyone encountered this before?
- Is there anyway to restore the system to a previous state?
Pre-emptive answers to questions:
- The filesystem on /dev/hda2 is intact and well. I can boot the system from a special rescue disk that I was smart enough to build a long time ago, and mount the partitions and even chroot into /dev/hda2 and start using it for internet browsing, etc. Obviously this is not an ideal setup.
- Equally important to note is that I already tried installing an RPM version of the 2.6.8-24 default kernel that came with suse 9.2 disks. This didn't fix the problem.
- I also edited the udev.conf and made sure that the defaults were 0666 just as a test (obviously not ideal operations).
Thanks for any help,