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YOU caused 8.2 to not boot
  • From: Terry Eck <terry_eck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 16:45:07 -0500
  • Message-id: <40A68F63.80703@xxxxxxxxxxx>

I updated k_athlon-2.4.20-109 to k_athlon-2.4.20-111 along with
other programs YOU selected. After it finished I decided to reboot
to use the updated kernel. During reboot the screen only showed the
file "initrd (hd0,1)/initrd" was not found and the system halted.
Reboot using CD Recovery mode and looked at /boot and found there was
no initrd. I next made a mistake and copied the initrd from a backup
source. On reboot the system halted with the work "GRUB" on the screen
and would not allow any keyboard input. I'm now using my backup system
which is a mirror off hda on hdb. If you've read this far and follow
the above, I have the following questions:

1) Is there a bug in YOU for the latest kernel patch where initrd does
not get created for the new kernel?

2) Knowing that the initrd file was missing, could I have created it?
And if so, how?

As it stands now I've lost confidence in YOU. In the past I've never
had problems using YOU even with kernel updates.

PS: Just bought 9.2 Pro and will be installing over the next couple
of weeks. I'd like to understand what happened with YOU before
going further.
SuSE Linux 8.2 (i586) ---- 2.4.20-4GB-athlon --- Sat 05/15/04 16:20
4:20pm up 8:33, 3 users, load average: 0.21, 0.16, 0.18

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