Originally Posted by rkelsen
Which version of udev? The latest versions of udev require a 2.6.15 kernel as a minimum.
I had this kernel running (on a previous build) until I lost the initrd support in a new kernel rebuild. I have a udev that wanted 2.6.10+ won't know its version until this kernel I'm trying to get to work will go and I'm not using a LFS rescue disk to mount my system to fix whatever was wrong.
To make the long sad story short dpkg did what the dox said it shouldn't: namely deleting the currently active kernel. I'm surprised I didn't get a panic on the spot when dpkg pulled that stunt.
so I have no system (aside from an LFS rescue disk) until this rebuild of the kernel decides to get past the VFS problem (again I think disabling initrd support via menuconfig had something to do with it--I took it out becuase on *that* build I had panic issues stemming from an initrd enabled kernel not finding an initrd file, oh and the symlink I had to add to the initrd becuase make-kpkg seemed to have compiled the kernel to use one version name and set the module directory in the initrd otherwise).
The joys of surrogately mounting the filesystems and using
chroot /mountedroot/ bash
so I can recompile the kernel until it decides to work
UPDATE: I've got the kernel rebuilt and working again so that means the initrd support is required for udev (and it's 076 btw).