[Ilugc] Debian Etch will not boot after "aptitude upgrade"
Masatran, R. Deepak
masatran at research.iiit.ac.in
Tue May 27 18:40:01 IST 2008
* Kapil Hari Paranjape <kapil at imsc.res.in> 2008-05-27
> On Tue, 27 May 2008, Masatran, R. Deepak wrote:
> > I just did an "aptitude upgrade" of my Debian Etch system at home. After
> > this, it refuxes to boot with the message
> > request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c
> This is certainly mysterious. It is possible that in the process
> of the upgrade you installed the wrong kernel.
> Boot using rescue media and install the correct kernel and initrd.
I used the Debian Etch release 0 DVD, "rescue" mode. I started a shell in
the root partition and located the Linux-Image on the DVD. The version on
DVD was 2.6.18-4-686. The installed version was 2.6.18-6-686. The
Linux-Image installed without any errors, but on rebooting, 2.6.18-4-686
gives the same old error as 2.6.18-6-686 :-(
Masatran, R. Deepak <http://research.iiit.ac.in/~masatran/>
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