I'm still debugging. I think i got an idea what caused the problem . It's
because we're using yum to update the Hosts and it seems like if the
mkinitrd was still the old one while the kernel was updated.
I think that this is the problem, so it is not 100% Novell related ;-) so
i'll try to verify this and give you feedback than.
Is it possible that this "old" mkinitrd is building a bad initrd with the
new kernel version (it worked until 201, in 202.7/244 it seems not to work)
01/03/2006 04:18 Marco Hoehle <MHO(a)zurich.ibm.com>
Re: [suse-ppc] big crash after
kernel update to 244 (initrd cannot
find any executables)
On Tue, Jan 03, Marco Hoehle wrote:
this problem seems to be on ppc and intel based hosts. After the kernel
update from 201 to 244 (done as usual) and the reboot, initrd is failing
that it cannot find and executables. It leaves me with a shell prompt.
Unfortunately the shell prompt is unusable, because even /bin/ls does not
work (funny, the shell scripts are executed anyway, so /bin/sh is ok) ...
The Servers are unusable after the kernel update !
Have you any more details on it?
Also run this command to get a list of the initrd content:
gzip -cd < /boot/initrd | cpio -tv
short story of a lazy sysadmin: