Kernel update, system (Debian) doesn't boot anymore
Posted on 2008-10-25
Kernel was 2.4.18-bf2.4, excecuted
apt-get install grub
apt-get install linux-image-2.6.18-6-686
So far so good. When I boot however, I get stuck in a grub command prompt. What i did there was
root (hd0,0) result from "find /boot/grub/stage1"
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-686 root=/dev/hda1 (i had 2 partitions / and /home they're on an IDE disk)
So far so good, no error messages, just confirmation messages.
Now when i boot, i get a message "waiting for root file system"...and after a few minutes i fall into the busybox shell. Nothing i do there seems to have any effect.
Booting into the old kernel also doesn't work because i've no initrd of it. Can i create this in the shell ? i suppose not? Why is the root file system not working, but the vmlinuz file in /boot can be found? /boot is not a seperate partition.
How can i boot into the old kernel?
what mistakes did i make in upgrading from 2.4 to 2.6?
Does anybody have any ideas?