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[alpine-devel] Re: Cannot mount root filesystem with latest vanilla kernel

From: Isaac Dunham <>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:05:08 -0700

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 01:17:02PM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> Hello,
> Posting from a different distro, since I can't boot Alpine.
> I've got a bit of a problem with the latest linux-vanilla kernel.
> Yesterday I did an update and upgrade, and today I'm getting an
> initramfs shell whenever I boot.
> I have /dev/sda14 as root, formatted as ext2.
> I can mount it from another distro, as ext2.
> When I try mounting /dev/sda14 on /sysroot without specifying fstype,
> I get this errormessage:
> mount: cannot mount /dev/sda14 on /sysroot: no such file or directory
> and there are no new messages in dmesg.
> If I specify -t ext2 (or ext3 or ext4), I get
> mount: cannot mount /dev/sda14 on /sysroot: no such device
> and dmesg has a large number of complaints about symbol version mismatches
> in the filesystem driver (ext2 or ext3 or ext4).
> Any ideas how to fix it?

apk fix linux-vanilla
solved it.

No idea what caused this, though.

Isaac Dunham

Received on Sun Sep 14 2014 - 14:05:08 UTC