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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>
Hi

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.

Regards,
Terry
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.
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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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