Bug 161037 - chroot segv on rescue cd
Summary: chroot segv on rescue cd
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: busybox
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ivana Varekova
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Reported: 2005-06-20 05:17 UTC by Daryll
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-21 13:56:09 UTC


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Description Daryll 2005-06-20 05:17:04 UTC
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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.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the rescue cd
2. chroot /mnt/sysimage
3.
  

Actual Results:  
segfault and no chroot

Expected Results:  New shell chroot'ed

Additional info:

Comment 1 Daryll 2005-06-21 14:58:16 UTC
I suspect the issue is mixing the two OS versions. Did you test the mismatched
versions?

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?

Comment 2 Ivana Varekova 2005-06-22 06:43:19 UTC
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. 


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