dell 2850 initrd problem.

Paul M. Dyer pmdyer at
Thu Jun 3 12:16:03 CDT 2010

boot into Rescue mode:  boot from CD, then "linux rescue"

answer no when asked to try and mount filesystems.

then run: 

fdisk -l /dev/sda   (find out what partitions you have)

fsck /dev/sda1       (check the first partition)
fsck /dev/sda2       (check the second partition)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Croonenberg" <ronc at>
To: linux-poweredge at
Sent: Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:25:45 AM
Subject: Re: dell 2850 initrd problem.

is it a good idea to run fsck from the rescue cd first?

do something like fsck -v -y /dev/... (what ever the device is)

or should I just use mkinitrd, and keep my fingers crossed it will
create all the missing stuff again.

(I might need fsck, because, as I mentioned, I saw some messages about
an unclean shutdown, well..
it crashed with a kernel panic)

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