Bug 136746 - kernel-2.6.9 switchroot: mount failed: 22
kernel-2.6.9 switchroot: mount failed: 22
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-10-21 22:11 EDT by rtoledo
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-23 07:46:12 EDT
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Description rtoledo 2004-10-21 22:11:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
kernel-2.6.9 switchroot: mount failed: 22

umount /initrd/dev failed: 2

kernel panic-not syncing: attempting to kill init!

I followed the instructions at

and have gone thru the oldconfig  using make xconfig several times
have unchecked several items I do not use such as ISDN media dvb

I looked thru bugzilla to bug #129667 and 129120, also bugzilla says 
I do not have access to bug # 102734 so I;m not sure what it says, but
129667 seems somewhat similar but exact.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.donwload from kernel.org install, compile using oldconfig
from 2.6.8-1.624smp  
2.follow instaructions at

Actual Results:  kernel fails to boot

Expected Results:  to boot up

Additional info:

I've done several compilations on the gentoo partition and I'm gaining
more experience, but not sure if I'm missing something simple here.
Comment 1 Pekka Pietikäinen 2004-10-23 07:46:12 EDT

fc3 pretty much requires an initrd due to the use of udev.
You should be able to use /sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-<yourkernelver>
<yourkernelver> and add a suitable entry in your grub.conf.

In any case, when using custom kernels other forums
(fedora-list@redhat.com, #fedora on freenode perhaps) are more
appropriate, as this certainly isn't a bug in the fedora kernel.
Comment 2 rtoledo 2004-10-24 11:05:47 EDT
thank you. I was not aware of udev and it's requirement of initrd.

I'm now running fine after your advice and able to mount my ntfs

thanks again

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