Bug 167320 - Fresh Install Kernel crashes looking for filesystem
Fresh Install Kernel crashes looking for filesystem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-09-01 11:46 EDT by Pete Lancashire
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-04 17:11:57 EST
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Description Pete Lancashire 2005-09-01 11:46:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
May not be kernel but need somewhere to start.

Installed FC4 on two Gateway GP7-500 PC's, both previously had Mandrake 10 running on them.

Install goes just fine. Created 3 partitions swap, /boot as ext2 and / as ext3

Upon boot, grub is read ok, and the kernel is uncompressed ok
Uncompressing Linux ... Ok, Booting the kernel.

the mkrootdev: label / not found
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
ERROR opening /dev/console!!!: 2
Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempting to kill init:

and hangs at this point

changing boot dev from label to boot=/dev/hda3 even causes more error
such as cant find /dev/zero

Using the rescue disk, I can moutn /dev/hda0 (/boot) just fine. Mounting
/dev/hda3 gives mount: Mounting /dev/hda3 on /tmp/foo failed: Invalid argument
fdisk for hda shows for the partitions
Device    Boot  start   End    Id System
/dev/hda1 *     1       25     83 Linux
/dev/hda2      26      152     82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda3     153     1027     83 Linux

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC4 from CD's
2. reboot system

Actual Results:  Uncompressing Linux.. Ok, booting the kernel.
ACPI: BIOS age (1999) fails cutoff (2001), acpi=force is required to enable ACPI
Red Hat nash version 4.2.5 starting
mkrootdev: label / not found
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
ERROR opening /dev/console!!!: 2
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 0
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 1
error dup2'ing df of 0 to 2
switchroot: mount failed: 22
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempting to kill init

Expected Results:  system to boot clean

Additional info:

both boxes ran just fine with Mantdrake 10.

changed the bios on one to not use DMA for the disks, reducded i/o to the
slowest/oldest selectable.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 02:13:59 EDT
Mass update to all FC4 bugs:

An update has been released (2.6.13-1.1526_FC4) which rebases to a new upstream
kernel ( As there were ~3500 changes upstream between this and the
previous kernel, it's possible your bug has been fixed already.

Please retest with this update, and update this bug if necessary.


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