Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173989
Kernel fails to start or to find root filesystem
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:26:46 EDT
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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):
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
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.
*** Bug 174175 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Try the kernel at http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC4
which has some SATA fixes which might fix your problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 174378 ***