Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130431
mkinitrd-4.1.1 hangs system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; Linux; X11; en_US, en_US.UTF-8, en) (KHTML, like Gecko)
Description of problem:
After installing mkinitrd and making a new image I restarted the system,
which resulted in a blank screen:
1. initrd image was twice the size of the original
2. devices like /dev/null (/dev/input/mice etc.) were missing.
It seems to me like we need a /etc/sysconfig/udev file which defines
the stuff for udev usage. If this does not exist (which currently does not)
then udev should not be used.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
All of the udev stuff is defined in /etc/udev/udev.conf -- having
duplication of this and /etc/sysconfig/udev was fairly annoying.
What are the contents of your /etc/udev/udev.conf? Also, if you
remove quiet and/or rhgb from your command line arguments, do you get
a better idea of where it fails?
Hmmm.... the new initscripts (64-1) looks for /etc/sysconfig/udev for
checking to start udev! But udev is started without this anyway.
I have not altered the /etc/udev/udev.conf file. I am attaching my
I am also attaching the part of system log file for the failing boot that
shows bunch of error messages related to udev.
Created attachment 102923 [details]
system log messages
Created attachment 102924 [details]
initscripts wasn't looking at the right file to know what to do about
udev. Should be happier with initscripts-7.65-1