Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164803
Kernel bugs out because "root=<NULL>" on installation from DVD
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to boot the installation from the DVD image, The boot process stops at trying to mount the root fs, and claims that root=<NULL>. call traces are then output by the kernel continuously.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start system
2. Insert dvd
3. Press enter to boot when prompted.
Actual Results: See description
Expected Results: The root fs should have mounted and the installer should have started.
The "Simple Workaround" here should work for you.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159026 ***