Librenix  
(Show all SuSE articles . . .
)  
Headlines | Linux | Apps | Coding | BSD | Admin | News
Information for Linux System Administration 

SUSE: Fixing a broken initrd

Up
vote
Down

How to troubleshoot initrd problems, with specifics for SUSE Linux...
How can we be sure? Sometimes it is quite obvious that the error is in initrd, as GRUB tells you that it failed to load the file /boot/initrd, in other cases some forensic work is needed as only a vague driver error message is generated. In the latter case, you have to check if the driver that fails is included in the initrd, as this helper file is used by the kernel to include drivers that are needed immediately. On SUSE Linux Enterprise, the file /etc/sysconfig/kernel contains a list of all drivers that should be included in the initrd. When you run the mkinitrd command, these drivers are written to your new initrd. When this happens automatically, something could go wrong.
 read more | mail this link | score:7194 | -Ray, November 30, 2007
More Sysadmin articles...

Abstract Art Online Gallery

admin headlines

Gluster 3.4.2 on Two Node Controller+Compute Neutron GRE+OVS Fedora 20 Cluster

Encrypt your data with EncFS (Debian 7)

Secure ISPConfig 3 And Services with GoDaddy Signed Certificate on CentOS

Tutorial: Install Piwigo Gallery on Nginx (Debian 7)

Encrypt your data with EncFS (OpenSUSE 12.3)

Tutorial: Run ActiveCollab 3 on Nginx (LEMP) on Debian 7/Ubuntu 12.10

 

Firefox sidebar

Site map

Site info

News feed

Features

Login
(to post)

Search

 
Articles are owned by their authors.   © 2000-2012 Ray Yeargin