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Old 11-26-2005, 11:15 AM   #1
bewareofthesnowman
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Unhappy bootsplash causes kernel panic after modifying initrd


im running debian (etch) on a 2.6.12 kernel, which i just recompiled so i could use bootsplash. i backed up my initrd file and then did
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splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/current/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg > /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-1-k7
. when i rebooted, i got my pretty bootsplash theme, but i also got this:
Quote:
RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM diskimage starting at 0
VFS: CAnnot open root device "hda6" or unknown block (0,6)
Please append a correct root= boot option
Kernel panic- no suncing: VFS: unable to mount fs on unknown - block
(0,6)
pointing grub to my backup initrd file solves the problem, but then i dont get the nice debblue background.

so whats the problem? the splash command above obviously isnt making a working initrd file, but why not? and how do i get past this problem? google has shown me that lots of people have had this problem, but no one has given any solutions...

Last edited by bewareofthesnowman; 11-26-2005 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 04:01 AM   #2
bewareofthesnowman
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ok problem solved!

the splash command needed a >> instead of a >

now if i can jsut get the progress bar to work...
 
Old 02-28-2006, 06:33 PM   #3
bvdeynse
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i am applying the patch to my initrd correctly with ">>" but I keep getting the kernel panic.
does anybody has an idea what could be the problem of this?

booting with the original initrd is no problem.

with the patched initrd, I can see the bootsplash so I know this workes but probably the splash tool screws something else up in the initrd file when adding the jpeg's.



****and I did a lot of reading before posting here, i'm already trying for days all things getting this stupid thing work.
 
  


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