Bug 140146 - Kernel panic on boot right after nash starts and attempt to mount root
Kernel panic on boot right after nash starts and attempt to mount root
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: 2004-11-20 01:16 EST by Jerry
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:12 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-11-20 01:32:32 EST
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Description Jerry 2004-11-20 01:16:57 EST
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Description of problem:
During an upgarde from FC2 to FC3 experianced this problem.  I did a
clean install and the problem went away and I am able to boot
kernel-2.6.9-1.667 fine now.  See PR#139143 for initial bug.

Then I updated to 2.6.9-1.678 and the similar problem occurs.  Here is
hand recorded messages.

Red Hat nash version 4.1.18 Starting
Mounted /proc filesystem
Mounting sysfs
Creating /dev
Starting udev
Loading jdb.ko module
Loading ext3.ko module
Creating root device
mkrootdev: label / not found
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
mount: error 2 mounting none
Switching to new root
Switchroot: mount failed: 2 2
umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to boot new kernel

Actual Results:  Kernel panic

Expected Results:  Should boot clean

Additional info:  Am using SATA drive

Here is listing of modprobe.conf:

alias eth0 e100
alias scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-card-0 index=0
install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 &&
/usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ;
}; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 uhci-hcd
Comment 1 Jerry 2004-11-20 01:23:02 EST
The only chnage between the working system and the one that panics is
I installed the new kernel RPM.  Downloade RPM to local drive and used
yum install kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.678_FC3.i686.rpm

Using grub for bootloader.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-11-20 01:32:32 EST
fixed up in latest errata kernel (in testing repo right now, will be in
updates-proper tomorrow).
Comment 3 Rob Hughes 2004-11-21 13:49:40 EST
If that kernel version is 2.6.9-1.691, the probolem is still occurring
for me. So far, I haven't been able to boot any kernel from FC3 after
the upgrade. I'm currently limping along on the 2.6.8 from FC2.
Comment 4 Jerry 2004-11-21 19:30:33 EST
I can confirm that kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3smp downloaded from updates
test resolves this issue on my computer.  I suspect maybe Rob is
having a differnt problem?  I had to do a clean install of FC3 to
clear up the problem that I had when just upgrading from FC2 to FC3. 
In that case the FC2 kernel would boot fine but the new FC3 would not.

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