Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119874
No bootloader found 2.6.4-1.303.i686 rpm install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
Description of problem:
Installing 2.6.4-1.303 does not seem to get the boot loader correct.
(yum update of kernel 2.6.4-1.303.i686)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-source 2.6.4-1.303.i386 ,-- not realy involved..
Yes, rpm -e and tried again same trouble.
verified by one other
Steps to Reproduce:
1.yum update kernel kernel-source
2.answer yes to kernel 2.6.4-1.303.i686, kernel-source 2.6.4-1.303.i386
3.Is this ok [y/N]: y
# yum update
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 1.91 - Development Tree
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
I will do the following:
[install: kernel 2.6.4-1.303.i686]
[install: kernel-source 2.6.4-1.303.i386]
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running test transaction:
Test transaction complete, Success!
kernel-source 100 % done 1/2
kernel 100 % done 2/2
/bin/bash: /root/.bashrc: Permission denied
Kernel Updated/Installed, checking for bootloader
No bootloader found, Cannot configure kernel, continuing.
Installed: kernel 2.6.4-1.303.i686 kernel-source 2.6.4-1.303.i386
On reboot the root FS is not found
and the kernel panics
expected the boot proces to be ok.
Selecting a previous kernel works so the
bulk of the boot process is ok.
Same problem enforcing=[0|1]
When installing the 303 rpm or during a kernel compile I get:
2.6.4-1.303custom arch/i386/boot/bzImage System.map ""
No module ieee1394 found for kernel 2.6.4-1.303custom, aborting.
the vfs problem:- boot with the option vdso=0 and it should work again
ieee1394 - this is still broken, so is still disabled.
Booted with vdso=0 and the kernel 2.6.4-1.303
is up and running.
I kept trying to install kernel 2.6.4-1.303 with up2date, and it
either froze, or didn't appear in rpm -qa (though kernel-source did).
I finally got it installed with yum, but it didn't appear on the boot
list when I rebooted.
So I tried booting into 2.6.3-184.108.40.206.1 again and got this output:
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.3-220.127.116.11.1 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x127a72]
[Linux-initrd @ 0x37fad000, 0x4296a bytes]
Error 27: Unrecognized command
Press any key to continue...
(Back to boot screen)
So I booted into the CD and did linux rescue, mounted the root
partition, and then the /boot partition and went into grub/menu.lst
and added the stuff for the 2.4 kernel and set it as default.
Unfortunately, there was no initrd file for 2.4 so I set it to the
initrd for 2.6.3 thinking I was screwed anyway...
Booted into 2.4, got a kernel panic... No init found, not surprised..
vdso=0 does nothing, as its like the missing initrd... Yet, I have no
idea why I can't boot from the 2.6.3 kernel anymore... 2.6.4 kernel
rpm must have messed something up.
I've heard there are problems with the 2.6 kernel and redhat, and I
don't know if this is related. It seemed to stem from issues with
up2date or rpm because that's where they started.
I'm going to reinstall everything fresh, reformatting the disk, etc..
. then see if this can be reproduced.
I got the same type of error, but I was using up2date to update ONLY
the kernel and source. I thought it might have been from the SeLinux,
so I re-installed using the C2T1 disk1, then switched to C2T2 disk1,
install went fine. During this install I disabled SeLinux from the
firewall screen, instead of setting it to permissive. Went back to
up2date and downloaded only the kernel and source (both times it was
kernel-2.6.4-1.303.i386.rpm, kernel-2.6.4-1.303.i686.rpm, and kernel-
source-2.6.4-1.303.rpm)and both times I got this error:
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address fffef020
*pde = 00002067
Oops: 0000 [#1]
EIP: 0060:[<ffff3102>] Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010283 (2.6.4-1.303)
EIP is at )xffff3102
eax: 00000040 ebx: 00000000 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00000000
esi: 00000000 edi: 00000000 ebp: feeb4b40 esp: 21cb5ff0
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process linuxrc (pid: 11, threadinfo=21cb5000 task=21633980)
Stack: 00000073 00000283 feeb4b40 0000007b
Code: ff b4 24 30 e0 ff ff 50 fc 06 1e 50 55 57 56 52 51 53 ba 7b
VFS: Cannot open root device "LABEL=/" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount fs on unknown-block(0,0)
I am able to boot with the 2.6.4-1.289 kernel fine.
305 ought to be ok again...