Bug 173989 - Kernel fails to start or to find root filesystem
Summary: Kernel fails to start or to find root filesystem
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 174378
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-11-23 14:32 UTC by a.purkiss
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-12-13 11:32:00 UTC

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Description a.purkiss 2005-11-23 14:32:18 UTC
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Description of problem:
When booting with the 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 kernel on a machine with an MSI K8N SLI 
Platimum motherboard with two sata disks (a Maxtor 6L250S0 and a Maxtor 7Y250M0) 
the kernel fails to start with the following error message

mkrootdev: label /1 not found
mount: error 19 mounting ext3
ERR0 opening /dev/console!!!! :2
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 0
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 1
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 2
switchroot: mount failed :22
Kernel panic -not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Under kernel-2.6.13-1.1532_FC4, the system boots fine with the same setup.
The motherboard is nvidia based and uses the sata_nv module under the old 

This kernel has been reported to fix bug 171219, but I am unable to run it. 
Attempts to install the kernel from source have also led to the same problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start machine using the kernel

Actual Results:  See above

Expected Results:  Kernel should have found sata disk and mounted / file system

Additional info:

giving the kernel root=/dev/sda3 instead of root=LABEL=/ does not solve the 
problem, neither does booting with the single processor kernel. Processor is an 
AMB ATHLON 64 X2 dual core.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-12-13 03:00:18 UTC
*** Bug 174175 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-12-13 03:02:34 UTC
Try the kernel at http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC4
which has some SATA fixes which might fix your problem.

Comment 3 a.purkiss 2005-12-13 11:32:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 174378 ***

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