Bug 104076 - bad initrd created for 2.4 kernel installed when running 2.6
Summary: bad initrd created for 2.4 kernel installed when running 2.6
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd
Version: beta1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-09-09 17:12 UTC by Michael Young
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-10-01 20:32:10 UTC

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Description Michael Young 2003-09-09 17:12:19 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have seen this a couple of times, after installing a new 2.4 severn kernel
while one of arjan's 2.6 kernel is running. When you try to boot the 2.4 kernel,
you get errors suggesting that that the kernel is trying to read beyond the end
of the initrd. Re-running mkinitrd by hand creates a good initrd, as does
fscking the original initrd and recompressing. The contents when mounted of
these initrds are the same, (diff -r complains at the special files in dev, but
only the timestamps appear to be different), though the original one complains
that recovery might be needed when mounting.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-29 23:26:00 UTC
Does 'tune2fs -l' on the filesystems show different flags?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-01 20:32:10 UTC
Could have just been a flaky 2.6 kernel with loop devs or something like that. I
haven't seen it in my switching back and forth between kernels, but I've missed
a few, too.

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