Bug 156488 - kernel cannot load initrd image from xfs filesystem
kernel cannot load initrd image from xfs filesystem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yaboot (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
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Reported: 2005-05-01 00:16 EDT by Eugene Savelov
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-28 15:08:48 EST
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Description Eugene Savelov 2005-05-01 00:16:12 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050328 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-3

Description of problem:
After installing Fedora core4 test2 on an XFS filesystem (typed linux xfs when booting from CD), after first reboot yaboot loaded linux kernel, but it failed to mount root filesystem. Probably because neither xfs module was compiled in kernel, nor it was able to load initrd image with xfs kernel module. After I moved kernel and initrd to ext3 filesystem and rerun /sbin/ybin, fedora core2 started succesfully from xfs root filesystem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yaboot-1.3.12-9 kernel-2.6.11-1.1226_FC4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run installer with 'linux xfs' on powerpc
2. format root filesystem with xfs
3. install linux , boot loader

Actual Results:  Kernel error so it can not mount root

Expected Results:  It should load initrd image , load xfs kernel module and mount root filesystem

Additional info:
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-11-28 15:08:48 EST
XFS is totally, 100% unsupported.  

From the src:
# Boot with "linux xfs"
# at the boot: prompt will let you make new xfs filesystems
# in the installer.  Bugs filed when you use this will be closed

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