Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114613
kernel 2149 fails to boot w/o a separate /boot filesystem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Description of problem:
kernel 2149 fails to boot with single root filesystem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot kernel 2149
2.single root filesystem
3.no /boot filesystem
kernel boot aborts with message about not finding a LABEL=/boot
normal boot completion
system was built with kernel 2115 which boots normally with single
root filesystem and no separate /boot filesystem
sounds like your initrd is broken. try updating mkinitrd to latest,
and reinstalling the 2149 kernel.
the fedora mkinitrd was built/installed from ISO/CDROM. I replaced it
with a mkinitrd copied from a redhat 9 system that i have. I then
rebuilt the 2149 kernel and it booted fine
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14737 Jan 30 22:35 mkinitrd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15448 Jan 30 22:34 mkinitrd.fedora
Can you attach your grub.conf?
Created attachment 97426 [details]
grug.conf from fedora
grub.conf file the same before and after copying mkinitrd
from redhat9 system and re-installing both 2149 and 2149smp.
note this is a two processor dimension 410 which has a separate
problem that 2149smp boot just hangs.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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