[slurm-users] Cluster not booting after upgrade to debian jessie

Markus Köberl markus.koeberl at tugraz.at
Mon Jan 8 04:26:13 MST 2018

On Monday, 8 January 2018 11:39:32 CET Elisabetta Falivene wrote:
> Here I am again.
> In the end, I did the upgrade from debian 7 wheezy to debian 8 jessie in
> order to update Slurm and solve some issues with it. It seemed it all went
> well. Even slurm problem seemed solved. Then I rebooted the machine and the
> problems began. I can't boot the master anymore returning an error:
> *gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:- Boot args (cat
> /proc/cmdline)- check rootdelay= (did the sistem wait long enouth?)- check
> root= (did the sistem wait for the right device?)- missing modules (cat
> /proc/modules; ls /dev)ALERT! /dev/mapper/system-root does not exist.
> Dropping to a shell!"*
> *modprobe: module ehci-pci not found in modules.dep*
> *modprobe: module ehci-orion not found in modules.dep*
> *modprobe: module ehci-hcd not found in modules.dep*
> *modprobe: module ohci-hcd not found in modules.dep*
> *Busybox v1.22.1 (Debian 1:1.22.0-9+deb8u1) built-in shell (ash)*
> *Enter help for a list of built-in commands*
> * /bin/sh can't access tty job control turned off  *
> *(initramfs)*
> Maybe did you ever had this type of problem?

Where is your root file system located?
If it is on a local disk check your /etc/fstab
Maybe the device location has changed with the newer kernel?

Markus Köberl
Markus Koeberl
Graz University of Technology
Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory
E-mail: markus.koeberl at tugraz.at

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