Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129057
I am unable to boot in single mode with initrd made with new mkinitrd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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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):
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.
single mode booting is an easy way to compile nvidia driver before
swithing to mode 5.
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 :)
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.
*** Bug 129099 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in 4.0.1
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