system fails to initramfs after reboot during build

Anderson, Steven steven.anderson at
Wed Dec 27 11:37:20 CST 2006

I am new to to Linux

I have a Dell Poweredge 2950 with a PERC 5 configured as a 300GB RAID 5,
dual broadcom gigabit network adapters, 4GB RAM, DVD/CD-rom, and no

I downloaded the debian-testing-i386-netinst on 12-26-06 The system
appears to load from the network fine, however after the system is done
loading and it reboots I get the following error.

Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/sdb1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell! 

The system then loads BusyBox and I get the initramfs prompt

Any ideas?

Thank you


Steven Anderson

City of Dallas

Streets Department

Flood Control

2255 Irving Blvd.

Dallas, TX, 75207-6201


fax - (214)670-6526

e-mail steven.anderson at

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City Intranet - http://fc.sts.cod <http://fc.sts.cod/> 


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