Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161037
chroot segv on rescue cd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
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Description of problem:
I booted the FC4 rescue CD on a RH EL WS 3.0 system with the hopes of fixing a corrupted boot loader. The rescue disc boots fine, but when I tried to chroot /mnt/sysimage it segfaulted. I also tried chroot /mnt/sysimage /bin/ls and that segfaulted as well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the rescue cd
2. chroot /mnt/sysimage
segfault and no chroot
Expected Results: New shell chroot'ed
I suspect the issue is mixing the two OS versions. Did you test the mismatched
The reason I think that might be the problem, is that I just updated my FC3
system to the packages in updates-testing and now if I attempt to boot any of my
old kernels (2.6.11-1.27 for example) it reports a core dump very early in the
init process. If I boot the kernel 2.6.11-1.35 (which is also in updates
testing) then everything works fine.
We needed a rescue disc from FC4 because it had SATA drivers that aren't in EL3.
Maybe this isn't supposed to work?
I test fc4 rescue CD on a RHEL3 system and it works fine. Probably there is some
mistake on the system you want to chroot which causes this error.