Bug 160472 - Fedora Core 4 installation fails on MPC Clientpro system
Summary: Fedora Core 4 installation fails on MPC Clientpro system
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 159026
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-15 11:47 UTC by Kevin Taylor
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-15 18:41:47 UTC
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Description Kevin Taylor 2005-06-15 11:47:16 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm trying to install FC4 on a MPC clientpro system (with a SATA root disk) and
receive the following messages during the initrd stage:

RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid ramdisk image starting at 0
VFS: cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block (8,3)

Then kernel panic. I've seen similar issues with FC2 when upgrading a kernel and
not recreating the initrd with these options:

--preload=sd_mod --preload=scsi_mod --with=ata_piix 

However, I'm not sure how to rebuild the install cd with an updated initrd to
try this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

You may not be able to reproduce this where you are depending on the type of
systems you have. The FC4 install cd works fine on a gateway system we have also
with a SATA root disk. It may be BIOS/motherboard rev dependant.

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-06-15 18:41:47 UTC
Indeed.   Most likely the strange workaround in Bug 159026 will allow you to
boot your system.  An announcement explaining what happened is forthcoming.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159026 ***

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