check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules, devices...

Bug #106123 reported by Patrick Valencia on 2007-04-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-image-2.6.20-14-386

After apt-get upgrading splash stops at beginning and says:
[ 9.160000] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 2
[ 9.528000] usb 5-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 9.660000] usb 5-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[10.216000] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
[10.436000] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
      Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
      or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/3f3f120d-a4dc-4491-ac3f-078952f5c346 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

BusyBox v1.1.1 (Debian 1:1.1.3-3ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs) _

From what I've read, it most likely has to do with my SATA drive, but everyone else I've seen having this problem, had it from 2.6.20-8* through 2.6.20-13, and mine didn't start until 2.6.20-14.

I had just updated/upgraded my computer and it told me I needed to reboot. When I restarted, the problem happened. However, I believe I had had 2.6.20-14 for a few days before this occurred. Not sure about this or not...

My specs are:
256MB nVidia geForce Go 7600GS
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
100GB Seagate 7200rpm
using a compal hel80 motherboard

I still have the 2.6.20-13 kernel installed and can get onto Ubuntu, but I have to uninstall nvidia-glx and beryl in order to use the older version in order to get the xorg-conf to work.

My dmesg and lspci -vvnn logs can be found attached to this bug .

Patrick Valencia (pvalencia357) wrote :

It turns out that up until 2.6.20-14-22 I was fine. When it installed 2.6.20-14-23 is when everything messed up. Also, when I log into 2.6.20-13, my wireless interface is not recognized. I have the logs for aptitude as well as dmesg and any other logs you may need, however, it may be a few hours until I can get them off of my computer (most likely with my ipod as a drive). Does this help narrow it down? (there were other packages installed such as xserver-xorg-video-ati, which confused me since I don't have an ATI card...) I'll try to upload any needed logs by tonight if you can let me know which ones to get. Also, I'm not sure how to get the dmesg output from the 2.6.20-14-23 version without use of the bash terminal. Would it be possible for me to revert back to the 2.6.20-14-22 version?


Patrick Valencia (pvalencia357) wrote :

This bug has been fixed with the release of the new kernel. Thanks and good job guys!

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
status: New → Invalid
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