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

From: Isaac Dunham <>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:17:03 -0700

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?

Isaac Dunham

Received on Sun Sep 14 2014 - 13:17:03 UTC