Still "F9alpha AMD-64 HP DC7700 SFF switch_root: no filesystems persists"

John Summerfield debian at
Wed Mar 5 13:04:12 UTC 2008

Andrew Farris wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> See my earlier posts for details; this still persists.
>> I've not noticed that anyone's asking for information.
>> Photo at
>> It's a bit blurry, I think the camera doesn't handle the contrast 
>> well, but it is legible.
> I've had this on some kernels and not on others, but what is more 
> interesting is it can go away depending on what kernel you installed 
> them from.  There was talk of a mkinitrd error when installing from 
> 2.6.24 kernels, but I get that problem for some kernels when I install 
> from 2.6.23-1 and not for others, and sometimes they install fine from 
> the latest.
> My advice.. keep lots of prior kernels, I've currently got 
> installonlyn=10, and I've locked the oldest kernel to not get removed as 
I was wondering about this:

I then did a
yum install kernel

and there was only one left.

> well.  I just installed the -80 rawhide kernels, had both give this 
> switchroot issue, then uninstalled them and reinstalled them and both 
> work.  Get the kernel rpm cached, and try installing it from 2-3 
> different kernel versions... (a pretty weird issue).

I didn't install any .24 kernels, I've got a .23 that yum doesn't now about.

I think I'm up to six consecutive kernels that don't work.

After I wrote this, I booted my pocket .23 and found it didn't work very 
well. So, I installed one this way - a handy hint for he terminally 
</var/cache/yum/updates/packages/kernel- | 
cpio --extract -d
rpm -qp --scripts 
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg --package kernel --mkinitrd --depmod --install

and that's what's working now.

Anyone else with this might add there two bob's worth here:



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