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RE: Fedora Core on a Dell Dimension 9200



    Hello,
yes it has an initrd and the file it points to exists. Based on other
experiences from other distributions I suspect a driver upgrade breaks the
new Dell systems.

Sincerely,
 
  - Henrik



-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]
On Behalf Of alan
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 5:05 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Fedora Core on a Dell Dimension 9200

On Tue, 19 Sep 2006, Henrik Schmiediche wrote:

>
>    Hello,
> I was able to install FC5 on the newly released Dell Dimension 9200. Had
to
> upgrade the network drives after the install, but it worked.... that is
> until I updated the kernel to the latest version (2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp).
The
> system fails to boot --- the problem is with the hard disk controller
> drivers. It seems the kernel cannot find the hard disks after the kernel
> loads.
>
>  Unable to access resume device (LABEL=SWAP-sda5)
>  mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
>  setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
>  setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
>  setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
>  switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
>  Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
>
> Somehow the driver "upgrade" breaks this particular sata disk controller.
>
> Booting from the older kernel causes the system to come right up.
>
> Does anyone know what is going on? Anyone have a fix?

Look in /etc/grub.conf.  Is there an initrd for that kernel?

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