Cannot boot to compiled kernel

Daniel. danielhilst at
Wed Nov 2 22:56:21 EDT 2016

2016-11-02 9:27 GMT-02:00 Quentin Lambert <lambert.quentin at>:

> Hi,
> On 11/02/2016 12:05 PM, Daniel Bokser wrote:
> > Now I am thrown into the recovery shell with an 'Unable to find root
> device /dev/sdc2' (my SSD).
> > The real strange thing is that the (PS/2) keyboard doesn't work, so I
> can't even run commands.
> > Tried also USB keyboard to no avail.
> > I also have a bunch of "Unknown symbol" errors from scsi_mod which fill
> most of the screen.
> >
> > I'm thinking the RAM disk is bad, but not sure. No amount of Google-fu
> was able to help me out with this one.
> >
> I had a similar problem, check to see if the RAM is ok but the problem
> might be due to something else.
> I was able to make it work thanks to this e-mail:
> I changed to
> But naively applying the patches mentioned in the e-mail did not work for
> me
> and I haven't had the time to look further into the problem and give
> relevant
> feedback to the thread.
> Quentin
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I would suggest you to compile ssd and ps2 keyboard drivers built in, so
even if some goes wrong on initrd you may still mount rootfs and have
keyboard working. The "Unknown symbol" may mean that something was wrong in
kernel compilation.

*"Do or do not. There is no try"*
  *Yoda Master*
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