|Summary:||Kernel panic caused by failure in initrd after standard installation|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Robert Scheck <redhat-bugzilla>|
|Component:||mkinitrd||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-06-04 20:01:34 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Robert Scheck 2007-03-27 10:51:11 UTC
Description of problem: After a normal installation including software RAID of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Server) at a HP rx2600 Itanium 2 server, the boot process ends with the screenshot attached below. RAID DEVICES /dev/md0 ext3 15202.1MB (one disk as hotspare) Hard Drives /dev/sda /dev/sda1 vfat 102MB (boot) /dev/sda2 Software Raid 15202MB /dev/sda3 swap 1992MB Free 63MB /dev/sdb /dev/sdb2 Software Raid 15202MB /dev/sdb1 swap 2157MB /dev/sdc /dev/sdc2 Software Raid 15202MB /dev/sdc1 swap 2157MB Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Standards from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 release. How reproducible: Everytime on a HP rx2600 Itanium 2 server. Actual results: Non-bootable system after standard installation. Expected results: Bootable system after standard installation...
Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2007-03-27 10:58:15 UTC
Created attachment 151011 [details] Screenshot from kernel panic
Comment 2 Luming Yu 2007-03-28 08:56:27 UTC
Sounds like something is missing from the initrd image. what does the initrd image looks like?
Comment 3 Robert Scheck 2007-03-28 19:21:00 UTC
Unfortunately I'm only the man-in-the-middle (ex-colleague with the server and myself with some knowledge and the interest to solves this problem, as HP rx2600 Itanium 2 servers are common machines). For now, I can provide you a "lspci -vvv" output from RHEL4 on the same machine, because the box is a project machine and should work (which does currently only with RHEL4). If there are any information, I'm able to obtain when having RHEL4, let me know. I don't know, when there's time and the possibility to re-install RHEL5 for another try and further information. And please let me know, what is needed exactly for further debugging purposes.
Comment 4 Robert Scheck 2007-03-28 19:21:46 UTC
Created attachment 151150 [details] "lspci -vvv" output (using RHEL4 on the same machine)
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-05-01 15:53:34 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update release.
Comment 7 Robert Scheck 2007-05-01 17:00:11 UTC
Hum? Did I miss something? Where is the real fix for this problem?
Comment 8 Peter Jones 2007-05-02 19:16:55 UTC
Can you boot again without the "quiet" option and show the output from *that*, so we'll have more than just the error messages?
Comment 9 Robert Scheck 2007-05-15 20:32:04 UTC
Well, nice that you're willing to help nearly two months later when the machine went to production use with RHEL4 :( But I'll see whether I can get another box having this problem, too.
Comment 11 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-06-04 20:01:35 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this decision by reopening this request.