Bug#456256: Tiny initrd.img after security kernel upgrade - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#456256: Tiny initrd.img after security kernel upgrade - Debian ; Package: initramfs-tools Version: 0.85h After installing the new version of linux-image-2.6.18-5 from security, the system failed to boot. I believe this is because initrd.img is 89 bytes long! I tried rebuilding using update-initramfs, and still got an 89 byte initrd.img. ...

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  1. Bug#456256: Tiny initrd.img after security kernel upgrade

    Package: initramfs-tools
    Version: 0.85h

    After installing the new version of linux-image-2.6.18-5 from
    security, the system failed to boot. I believe this is because
    initrd.img is 89 bytes long!

    I tried rebuilding using update-initramfs, and still got an 89 byte
    initrd.img.


    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89 Dec 13 16:17 initrd.img-2.6.18-5-686

    after seeing output like:

    (/boot)# update-initramfs -v -c -k 2.6.18-5-686
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-5-686
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/host/ehci-hcd.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/host/ohci-hcd.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/input/usbhid.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-core.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/scsi_mod.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/storage/usb-storage.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/mbcache.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/ext2/ext2.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/jbd/jbd.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/isofs/isofs.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/jfs/jfs.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/net/sunrpc/sunrpc.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/nfs_common/nfs_acl.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/lockd/lockd.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/nfs/nfs.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/xfs/xfs.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/mii.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/3c59x.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/8139cp.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/8390.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/ns83820.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/starfire.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/sundance.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/sungem_phy.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/sungem.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/tg3.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/tlan.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/de2104x.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/de4x5.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/dmfe.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/winbond-840.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/xircom_cb.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/via-rhine.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/lib/crc-ccitt.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/via-velocity.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/yellowfin.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-cd.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-disk.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-generic.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/aec62xx.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/alim15x3.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/amd74xx.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/atiixp.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cmd64x.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cs5520.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cs5530.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cy82c693.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/generic.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/hpt34x.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/hpt366.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/it821x.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/jmicron.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/ns87415.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/opti621.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_old.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/rz1000.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/sc1200.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/serverworks.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/sis5513.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/slc90e66.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/triflex.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/via82cxxx.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/3w-9xxx.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/3w-xxxx.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/advansys.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/libata.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/ahci.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_spi.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/arcmsr/arcmsr.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/ata_piix.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/atp870u.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/BusLogic.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/block/cciss.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/block/cpqarray.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/block/DAC960.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/dmx3191d.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/dpt_i2o.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/eata.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/fdomain.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/gdth.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/initio.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/ipr.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/lpfc/lpfc.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/megaraid.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/megaraid/megaraid_mm.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/megaraid/megaraid_mbox.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptbase.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptscsih.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptfc.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_sas.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptspi.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/nsp32.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/osst.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/qla1280.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/qlogicfas408.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sata_nv.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sata_promise.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sata_svw.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sata_sx4.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sata_uli.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sata_via.ko
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    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sd_mod.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx_2/sym53c8xx.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/scsi/tmscsim.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/message/i2o/i2o_core.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/message/i2o/i2o_block.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/ohci1394.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.ko
    Adding binary /usr/share/initramfs-tools/init
    Adding binary /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf
    Adding binary /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume
    Adding binary /bin/busybox
    Adding library /lib/libcrypt.so.1
    Adding library /lib/libm.so.6
    Adding library /lib/libc.so.6
    Adding library /lib/ld-linux.so.2
    Adding binary /sbin/modprobe
    Adding binary /sbin/depmod
    Adding binary /sbin/rmmod
    Calling hook kernelextras
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/video/vgastate.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/video/vga16fb.ko
    Calling hook thermal
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/fan.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/processor.ko
    Adding module /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/thermal.ko
    Calling hook udev
    Adding binary /sbin/udevd
    Adding library /lib/libselinux.so.1
    Adding library /lib/libdl.so.2
    Adding library /lib/libsepol.so.1
    Adding binary /sbin/udevtrigger
    Adding binary /sbin/udevsettle
    Adding binary /lib/udev/ide.agent
    Adding binary /lib/udev/ata_id
    Adding binary /lib/udev/cdrom_id
    Adding binary /lib/udev/edd_id
    Adding binary /lib/udev/path_id
    Adding binary /lib/udev/scsi_id
    Adding binary /lib/udev/usb_id
    Adding binary /lib/udev/vol_id
    Adding library /lib/libvolume_id.so.0
    Building cpio /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-5-686 initramfs
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  2. Bug#456256: Tiny initrd.img after security kernel upgrade

    On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 06:25:23PM -0500, marcausl@gmail.com wrote:
    > Package: initramfs-tools
    > Version: 0.85h
    >
    > After installing the new version of linux-image-2.6.18-5 from
    > security, the system failed to boot. I believe this is because
    > initrd.img is 89 bytes long!
    >
    > I tried rebuilding using update-initramfs, and still got an 89 byte
    > initrd.img.
    >
    >
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89 Dec 13 16:17 initrd.img-2.6.18-5-686


    please send output of
    ls -l /boot

    and the log file of this cmd
    sh -x mkinitramfs -o /tmp/test 2> log

    thanks

    --
    maks




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  3. Bug#456256: Tiny initrd.img after security kernel upgrade

    I ran again with -k and mkinitramfs_O19416 looks populated - lots more
    than 89 bytes! Sorry to bother you if this is obvious to you from the
    trace.

    Marc Auslander

  4. Bug#456256: marked as done (Tiny initrd.img after security kernel upgrade)

    Your message dated Fri, 14 Dec 2007 04:00:45 +0100
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    has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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    Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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