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Once I have done the upgrade form openSUSE11.1 to openSUSE11.2 by doing this:

zypper dup 

Now I tried to boot the system and it failed sync with VFS and kernel panic, so clearly a initrd problem . if I'm not mistaken.

Now a bit of explanation about the problem: while upgrading it shows me the error updating initramfs( I forgot the exact error or might be warning).Oh yeah it shows some grub warning too.

I have had been doing that from a chroot environment.. with all the required file mounted in proper place in the chroot environment.

Now .after bit googling and painfully looking the forum and forum

I have decided to recreate the initrd ...but the fellow called "mkinitrd" is real real crap as I hev been pointed out by few forum members.

I tried to make an initrd image by myself, failed to do so .as it shows error that device not found( if I boot into suse live cd and mount the partition ) then I tried from the chrooted env and it says "there is no space left on the device"

A bit bemused :( yeah most of you pointed it right may lack of knowledge of mine.

Kindly suggest me and show me steps to do it correctly and get opensuse11.2 up and running.


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@Sathya : Boy I have seen you have edited my post!! may I know where and why? – unixbhaskar Mar 2 '10 at 5:08

I had a similar problem. In order to recreate your initrd with mkinitrd, you need to mount /proc and /dev into your chroot environment. I shamelessly stole this from the Gentoo handbook:

mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev

Replace /mnt/gentoo with whatever makes sense to you of course. Once I had /proc and /dev mounted, initrd worked just fine.

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