Bug 135889 - Kernel panic when booting after upgrading from kernel-2.6.8-1.541
Kernel panic when booting after upgrading from kernel-2.6.8-1.541
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-10-15 13:16 EDT by Henning Norén
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-15 15:47:36 EDT
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Description Henning Norén 2004-10-15 13:16:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
during boot of new kernel 2.6.8-1.610 or 2.6.8-1.624 kernel panic occurs.

Messages handwritten of screen follows (ignore spellingerrors):

creating /dev
starting udev
loading dm-mod.ko module
device-mapper: 4.1.0-ioctl(2003-12-10) initialised: dm@uk.sistina.com
Loading jbd.ko module
Loading ext3.ko module
Loading dm-mirror.ko module
Loading dm-zero.ko module
Loading dm-snapshot.ko module
Making device-mapper control node
Scanning logical volumes
  Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
  Found volumegroup "VolGroup00" using metadata type lvm2
Activating logical volumes
  2 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup00" now active
Making device nodes
Creating root device
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
mount: error 2 mounting none
Switching to new root
switchroot: mount failed 22
umount /initrd/dev/failed: 2
kernel panic - not syncing: Attempting to kill init.

Same problem on both 2.6.8-1.610 and 2.6.8-1.624.
Kernel 2.6.8-1.541 (default on FC3-T3) works fine.

I have tried running mkinitrd with both 610 and 624, and although it
produces a different (according to diff) initrd-file than the one
created on install it will not boot.
Installation of kernels through yum and up2date.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.8-1.610, kernel 2.6.8-1.624

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system with kernel 2.6.8-1.610 or 2.6.8-1.624

Actual Results:  Kernel Panic

Expected Results:  Complete boot

Additional info:

Grub.conf entry (kernel 2.6.8-1.610 is removed):

title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2199.nptl)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb
        initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.img
title Fedora Core 3
        root (hd1,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-1.541
        initrd /initrd-2.6.8-1.541.img
title Fedora Core 3 (Kernel 2.6.8-1.624)
        root (hd1,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-1.624
        initrd /initrd-2.6.8-1.624.img

Application versions that might be of interest:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-15 15:35:34 EDT
You need a root=LABEL=/1 (or similar) on the 'kernel' lines.
Comment 2 Henning Norén 2004-10-15 15:46:43 EDT
Ouch, silly me. 

Now it works (although hal-0.4.0-2 seems to bug out on the new kernel,
but that is another bug) so please close this.

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