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Re: Possibly erroneous "device not present" message during boot

On Tue 18 Apr 2017 at 20:42:40 +0200, Pascal Hambourg wrote:

> Le 17/04/2017 à 21:04, Brian a écrit :
> >On Sat 15 Apr 2017 at 00:07:39 +0200, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> >
> >>No. The only bug is that the system installed on the SD card boots while it
> >>should not.
> >
> >Why shouldn't the system boot? It has the same kernel that is on the
> >hard disk
> By chance. In a more general case, it would not boot.

Agreed. I've said as much elsewhere. Indeed, the OP never uses anything
but Jessie so luck was involved - there is no kernel/initrd mismatch.

What is intriguing is that the search error message was not observed at
the store.

> If the distribution installed on the SD card had a different kernel, or
> located in a different path, or if the initramfs on the internal drive did
> not include generic drivers but only the ones needed to mount the root
> filesystem from the internal drive (MODULES=dep instead of MODULES=most in
> /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf), it would not boot.

True. I've experienced all of this.