Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1471453
kernel /boot/initramfs-4.13.0-0.rc0.git6.1.fc27.x86_64 fails to boot
Last modified: 2017-08-07 08:54:37 EDT
Description of problem:
I have updated this system to 4.13.0-0.rc0.git6.1.fc27.x86_64 but that fails to boot and seems to leave me in the grub shell. Is that right? Limited commands available? I'd like to post a system.journal file but I can't seem to figure out how to mount a USB drive. The jounal shows, I think, a problem with /sysroot/sysroot/mount.usr. Something in the system thinks is wrong with my /usr partition maybe?
I have tried and succeeded running dracut and replacing the initramfs without any luck. The filesystem did have a minor problem but that was fixed. Rerunning dracut and reboot still didn't solve the problem. The system will boot from an earlier kernel so maybe this bug report isn't "urgent". The rest of the system is up to date with respect to the Fedora 27 x86_64 (rawhide) repo.
Linux fc27 4.13.0-0.rc0.git5.1.fc27.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jul 11 15:31:13 UTC 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all to readily
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 1301185 [details]
Console from VirtualBox VM that shows the problem
I had a VM that mirrored the "real" system that has the problem. I updated the VM with "dnf -y upgrade" and then tried a reboot. Alas, same problem on the newer kernel. Perhaps this console log can help the debugging process?
Here is what fdisk says about the system drive:
fdisk -l /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xf02bc8e0
Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1 * 2048 4196351 4194304 2G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4196352 8390655 4194304 2G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 8390656 25167871 16777216 8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 25167872 1953525167 1928357296 919.5G 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 25169920 81793023 56623104 27G 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 81795072 201332735 119537664 57G 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 201334784 320872447 119537664 57G 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 320874496 1953525167 1632650672 778.5G 83 Linux
Can you follow the instructions at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_Dracut_problems?rd=Dracut/Debugging#Identifying_your_problem_area to get more debugging output?
The serial console output is truncated slightly so it's hard to see what actually failed.
Created attachment 1301475 [details]
gziped flat file of boot log and other debug files...
This file is the output of the script command, unedited. As such, it contains all special characters generated by the keyboard.
Is anything happening with this bug?
(In reply to George R. Goffe from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> I have updated this system to 4.13.0-0.rc0.git6.1.fc27.x86_64 but that fails
> to boot and seems to leave me in the grub shell. Is that right? Limited
> commands available? I'd like to post a system.journal file but I can't seem
> to figure out how to mount a USB drive. The jounal shows, I think, a problem
> with /sysroot/sysroot/mount.usr. Something in the system thinks is wrong
> with my /usr partition maybe?
the /sysroot/sysroot issue is fixed with:
should be fixed with systemd-234-5