Bug 1024015 - dracut-029-1.fc18.2 may make system unbootable
Summary: dracut-029-1.fc18.2 may make system unbootable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut
Version: 18
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dracut-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-10-28 15:06 UTC by SpuyMore
Modified: 2014-02-05 22:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 22:30:51 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description SpuyMore 2013-10-28 15:06:41 UTC
Description of problem:
I'm using fc18 and suspect my system will become unbootable with an initramfs
generated by dracut-029-1.fc18.2.x86_64.rpm (latest for fc18). This is because
when compared to the initramfs generated by previous version
dracut-024-25.git20130205.fc18.x86_64 I see that among others lvm is missing,
and I need that because I am using md + lvm. Besides that the initramfs is about twice as big as before and includes lots of unnecessary extra drivers. I just seems it is generating a "default" initramfs instead of one "fit" for my system.

One thing I noticed is the absence of /etc/dracut.conf.d/01-dist.conf in the new dracut.

For now I reverted dracut, /etc files, initramfs etcetera back to those corresponding with dracut-024-25.git20130205.fc18.x86_64, but meanwhile this restrains me from installing lots of other updates.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install on a system with md + lvm
2. run dracut -f
3. inspect generated initramfs

Actual results:
lvm binaries missing

Expected results:
lvm binaries included

Additional info:

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