[clug] dist-upgrade to Debian Lenny - flagged boot problem

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Tue Aug 11 01:52:29 MDT 2009

Jack Kelly <endgame.dos at gmail.com> writes:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Daniel Pittman<daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:
>> Felix Karpfen <felix.karpfen at gmail.com> writes:
>>> The Debian Lenny Release Notes include the following entry:
>>>  4.8. System boot hangs on Waiting for root file system
>>>  Procedure to recover from /dev/hda that became /dev/sda
>> [...]
>>> Given that only "some users" encounter this problem, what do I have to do to
>>> not fall into this "some user" subdivision?

You cut out everything I said, so it isn't clear if you meant to talk to me
or just make a general comment.  Anyhow...

> If the disks are already being detected/mounted as /dev/sdX, doesn't
> that mean he won't have this problem? If they're being mounted as
> /dev/hdX, he will?

No.  Any system that already uses any of the mechanisms I named (LVM, MD, UUID
or LABEL mounts) will work transparently over the upgrade.

> So if mount shows / on /dev/hdX, then we can start fixfinding?

Your best bet is probably to start with either the instructions in the release
notes[1] or with the suggestion I made.

Did you have a more specific question about this?


[1]  ...which have a lot more testing and effort behind them than I am putting
     in for free on a LUG mailing list.

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