I tried to upgrade my RH5.2 to 5.9 (Starbuck). The upgrade process
produced some errors the first time, so I repeated it and ended up
with (I thought) a complete upgrade (i.e., no errors on the second
Starbuck begins to load just fine, with "OK" messages for all the
steps of the load prior to linuxconf, which hangs, at least for an
hour or two... No joy.
So, I turn to the rescue disk. Using the boot disk created during the
upgrade, I ask for rescue. After the kernel loads, I am asked to
insert the ROOT disk in /dev/fd0, at which time I insert the rescue
disk copied from rescue.img on the CD. This produces the message
"Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 02:00"
I have tried different floppies for the rescue disk, as well as
different block lengths (72k and 1440 k), all to no avail. My next
step will be to start all over with a clean install, unless one of you
smart and kind folks can suggest a neater way to dig myself out of
this hole. Thanks for reading this far!