Bug 162949 - kernel 2.6.12-1.1390_FC4 made system unbootable
kernel 2.6.12-1.1390_FC4 made system unbootable
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-11 15:33 EDT by Thomas Antony
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-26 04:54:20 EDT
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Description Thomas Antony 2005-07-11 15:33:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
I updated to the latest kernel version 2.6.12-1.1390_FC4 with yum and
after a reboot i only get GRUB on the screen and the system is unbootable.

I have 2 harddisks. One is a IDE and mounted at /mnt/backup for my backups and one S-ATA for my system. Grub is installed on sda.
I have 3 partitions on the S-ATA harddisk:
sda1 is my /boot partition
sda2 is my lvm partition with /,/var,/usr,home,...
sda3 is my swap partition

I booted Knoppix and didn't find any unusual. Everything is on his right place.

knoppix@2[knoppix]$ ls -l /mnt/sda1/
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   50848 2005-06-03 05:06 config-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   50706 2005-07-01 18:48 config-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   50706 2005-07-06 02:06 config-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    4096 2005-07-08 12:50 grub
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2138564 2005-06-16 19:43 initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2138296 2005-07-02 17:02 initrd-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2138335 2005-07-08 12:50 initrd-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   94600 2005-03-29 00:08 memtest86+-1.55.1
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  916318 2005-06-03 05:06 System.map-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  913671 2005-07-01 18:48 System.map-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  913671 2005-07-06 02:06 System.map-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1951836 2005-06-03 05:06 vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1943918 2005-07-01 18:48 vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1943925 2005-07-06 02:06 vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4

knoppix@2[knoppix]$ ls -l /mnt/sda1/grub/
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     82 2005-06-16 19:55 device.map
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   7540 2005-06-16 19:55 e2fs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   7396 2005-06-16 19:55 fat_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   6644 2005-06-16 19:55 ffs_stage1_5
-rw-------  1 root root    957 2005-07-08 12:50 grub.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   6644 2005-06-16 19:55 iso9660_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   8128 2005-06-16 19:55 jfs_stage1_5
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     11 2005-06-16 19:55 menu.lst -> ./grub.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   6804 2005-06-16 19:55 minix_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   9076 2005-06-16 19:55 reiserfs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   3194 2005-05-24 01:22 splash.xpm.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    512 2005-06-16 19:55 stage1
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 102536 2005-06-16 19:55 stage2
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   6984 2005-06-16 19:55 ufs2_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   6260 2005-06-16 19:55 vstafs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   8796 2005-06-16 19:55 xfs_stage1_5


knoppix@2[knoppix]$ sudo cat /mnt/sda1/grub/menu.lst
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1390_FC4)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1387_FC4)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
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Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas Antony 2005-07-13 14:20:48 EDT
Booting from the FC4 DVD with linux rescue and reinstall grub with grub-install
/dev/sda did it.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 17:40:32 EDT
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
 If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]

Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.

If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..

mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak
kudzu


Thank you.

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