Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129773
kernel 2.6.7-1.517smp panic during boot
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:08:45 EST
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Description of problem:
during boot of new kernel 2.6.7-1.517smp kernel panic occurs.
Partial msgs follow:
Creating block devices
Creating root devices
Mounting root file system
Mount: error 6 mounting exts
Switching to new root
Switchroot: mount failed: 22
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
Same problem when trying with non-smp version. Booting with .515smp
is fine. No entries that I can find in logs.
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.7-1.517smp ro root=LABEL=/1 psmouse.proto=imps
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot computer using kernel 2.6.7-1.517smp
Actual Results: kernel panic after problem mounting root file system
Expected Results: normal boot
mkinitrd 4.0.5 at http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/mkinitrd/ should fix
this (you'll need to rebuild your initrd)
*** Bug 129750 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 129790 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Works for me, thanks.
rpm -Uvh mkinitrd-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm
mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-2.6.7-1.517.img 2.6.7-1.517
Works for me also. Many thanks.
This solution works for me with the non-smp kernel also. Much appreciated.
Thanks also for the steps plainly laid out in comment 4 ... saved me
some man-ning to get the command format right.
had the same problem when updating FC1 to FC3-test3 yesterday.
reissuing mkinitrd resolved the problem, probably problem in the
I'm reopening this one, as it seems that somehow the old mkinitrd got
run instead of the new one. I guess it may have went this way:
- Update from FC1 with rather ancient mkinitrd
- anaconda installs the kernel(s) before mkinitrd, because it can't
know it any better (kernel requires 3.5.5, FC1 has 3.5.14)
- initrds are bust because they can't work in the new environment
To fix this, I would have the kernel require current mkinitrd. Or
re-run mkinitrd after installing pkgs in anaconda, but this is kind of
kernel-2.6.9-1.639 prereqs a fairly recent mkinitrd.
mass update for old bugs:
Is this still a problem in the 2.6.9 based kernel update ?
Not for me. Thanks.