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Bug 174199 - kernel panic on boot with kernel-smp-2.6.14-1.1712_FC5
kernel panic on boot with kernel-smp-2.6.14-1.1712_FC5
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-25 14:57 EST by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-29 19:43:01 EST
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Description Jef Spaleta 2005-11-25 14:57:17 EST
Description of problem:
panic on boot, quick look over the spagetti on screen I see a message about
"error trying to sync"

kernel-smp-2.6.14-1.1696_FC5 boots fine

I can try to get a digicam screencapture again if you want it, but seem to be
very bad at that.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-11-28 13:48:27 EST
are you using raid by any chance ?
Comment 2 Jef Spaleta 2005-11-28 13:55:31 EST
nope a custum LVM partitioning but no raid.
df -h:
                      5.8G  4.7G  864M  85% /
/dev/hda1              99M   77M   17M  82% /boot
none                  251M     0  251M   0% /dev/shm
                       15G   10G  3.8G  73% /home
                       16G  9.9G  4.7G  68% /usr/local

kernel-smp-2.6.14-1.1715_FC5  still fails with the same sort of error about syncing.

Is this a mkinitrd problem? Should I downgrade mkinitrd to 5.0.10 and see if the
newer kernels work with regenerated initrd images?

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-11-28 14:02:21 EST
might be worth a shot, there seem to have been some changes there recently which
broke some peoples setups, though I've not read enough bug reports yet to get
the big picture on what broke altogether.
Comment 4 Jef Spaleta 2005-11-28 14:05:11 EST
Okay I'll report back when I get a chance to get in front of that box again and
reboot it with a regenerated initrd.

Comment 5 Jef Spaleta 2005-11-28 23:22:36 EST
reverting back to mkinitrd-5.0.10  and regenerating the initrd for
 kernel-smp-2.6.14-1.1715_FC5  didn't help.

I'm still getting a message:
kernel panic  not syncing  bad locking  
or something close to that on the console during the boot up.

Last kernel i was able to boot is kernel-smp-2.6.14-1.1696_FC5

Comment 6 David Woodhouse 2005-11-29 10:53:59 EST
The panic mentioned in comment #5 would be bug #174438.

Is that the same message you reported before as 'error trying to sync'?
Comment 7 Dave Jones 2005-11-29 18:06:29 EST
you can grab 1720 from http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/devel/
which should have a fix for that problem

Comment 8 Jef Spaleta 2005-11-29 19:43:01 EST
1720 works here... closing

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