Debian PowerPc installer initramfs-tools generates malformed yaboot.conf created when alternate partitions use UUID= in fstab
rbthomas at pobox.com
Mon Jun 28 05:30:38 EST 2010
This is reported as Debian bug #587290 -- please followup to the bug
The generated /etc/yaboot.conf contains lines
for partitions that have their /etc/fstab root line using "UUID=... " .
This makes it impossible to boot into those partitions:
the boot progresses to the point of trying to mount the root
filesystem and dies with
Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount ... done
Mount: mounting UUID on /root failed: No such directory
then a few more errors obviously caused by not having a mounted root
and eventually dropping into the (initrd) BusyBox shell.
When I went back and changed the offending line to
and reran ybin, everything was fine.
See bug # 580455 for another aspect of the switch to UUID naming being
broken on powerPC.
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