Bug 129057 - I am unable to boot in single mode with initrd made with new mkinitrd
Summary: I am unable to boot in single mode with initrd made with new mkinitrd
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 129099 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target FC3BugWeekQA
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-08-03 16:35 UTC by Knut J BJuland
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-09-28 03:27:33 UTC

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Description Knut J BJuland 2004-08-03 16:35:05 UTC
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Description of problem:
Sinve I upgrade mkinitrd I have been unable to boot in singe mode by
adding singel in boot. I use lates kernel-2.6.7-1.503.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot with grub add singel behind kernel

Actual Results:  what the pc boot into mode 5

Expected Results:  I should be able to boot into singel mode at leaste
initrd built with previous mkinitrd enable me to do it.

Additional info:

single mode booting is an easy way to compile nvidia driver before
swithing to mode 5.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-03 21:19:04 UTC
If you boot with init=/sbin/init S, does it work?  I'm guessing so.

Unfortunately, I'm not really clear on how this is supposed to work
when you're doing an initramfs -- passing all of the arguments to init
is clearly wrong, yet there's no way to figure out which ones are
valid to pass to init (as the kernel will make use of some of them). 
cc'ing some kernel guys to argue it out :)

Comment 2 Knut J BJuland 2004-08-04 09:52:59 UTC
Passing init=/sbin/init S works with initramfs initrd.img.  Since I
compiled XFS into the kernel I am able to do without initrd.image.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-08-04 15:41:22 UTC
*** Bug 129099 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-04 16:58:06 UTC
Fixed in 4.0.1

Comment 5 Jef Spaleta 2004-09-28 03:27:33 UTC
Confirmed that mkinitrd-4.1.12-1 allows me to boot using the word
"single" as a boottime kernel parameter with kernel-2.6.8-1.541



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