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Old 04-05-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.15 on Debian Sarge (3.1)

I installed the kernel from backports earlier and booted into it. When i got in, i got this error message:

ALERT! /dev/hda1 does not exist. Dropping to shell!

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
Old 04-05-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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Tell me, the hda1 disk is where your linux system is installed right?

When you install a linux-image or kernel-image, the grub is modify to add the new kernel initrd, but, the others kernels installed remain, so, if you try to enter for other kernel (let's say 2.6.8) you see the same error?

Old 04-05-2006, 11:56 AM   #3
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When i boot into the Stock 2.4 kernel it works fine.
Old 04-05-2006, 02:29 PM   #4
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install package yaird and then do the following:

rm /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-1-686(you should give yours here)

yaird -v-o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-1-686 2.6-15-1-686

then boot with your new kernel

replace -1-686 with yours
Old 04-07-2006, 12:07 AM   #5
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EDIT: I ended up using a How-TO on howtoforge that helped me greatly. I got debian booted into kernel (yes, updated)

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