Bug 186552 - unable to generate a working usb boot initrd
unable to generate a working usb boot initrd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-03-24 06:15 EST by valery brasseur
Modified: 2008-05-06 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description valery brasseur 2006-03-24 06:15:41 EST
Description of problem:

unable to generate a correct working initrd for booting on usb disk drive

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a new initrd :
mkinitrd -v --with-usb --preload=ehci-hcd --preload=uhci-hcd --preload=ohci-hcd
--preload=usb-storage --preload=scsi_mod --preload=sd_mod
usbinitrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

2. reboot using the new initrd

Actual results:

3. the kernel panic not finding the root partition

Expected results:

the kernel correctly boot on the usb -driv

Additional info:

extracting the generated initrd
then modifyinf line order 
echo "Loading sd_mod.ko module"
insmod /lib/sd_mod.ko
to put then after the sleep 
then recreate the initrd manually.
this solve the probleme 

note : the mkinitrd script was working on FC4 ! (version 4.2.15)
Comment 1 petrosyan 2008-03-11 00:49:58 EDT
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
Fedora 8?
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:14:02 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:37:33 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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