Bug 187664 - FC4/FC5 kernel upgrade fails on ext3 / partition
Summary: FC4/FC5 kernel upgrade fails on ext3 / partition
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 4
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-04-02 13:38 UTC by Luc
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-02 21:17:02 UTC
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Description Luc 2006-04-02 13:38:33 UTC
Description of problem:
Since kernel 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 every kernel upgrade leads to a kernel panic with
the following message:
uncompressing linux...OK, booting the kernel
Red Hat nash version 4.2.15 starting
EXT3-fs: unrecognized mount option "auto" or missing value
mount: error 22 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 fd of 0 to 2
switchroot: mount failed: 22
kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.15-1.1833_FC4 and all FC4 version above

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Kernel uppdate with yumex
Actual results:
Kernel panic

Expected results:
Boot on kernel

Additional info:
I am also evaluating new FC5 on another partition on the same PC:

1) I installed FC5 on an ext3 / partition. I experimented the same problem when
upgrading the kernel to version 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5. The error message was:
EXT3-fs: unrecognized mount option "auto" or missing value
mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: Invalid argument
2) I tried also with a new initrd including ext3 module (mkinitrd --with=ext3)
but it leads to the same kernel panic

3) Finally I reformat / partition as ext2 and reinstalled FC5. After that,
kernel upgrade to 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 was OK

Comment 1 Luc 2006-05-02 21:27:45 UTC
The problem comes from my fstab in which I had the following line for  /:
LABEL=/    /     ext3    rw,suid,dev,exec,auto,nouser,async,acl        1 1
I replace that line by:
LABEL=/    /     ext3    defaults        1 1
Then every new kernel update was OK

What I don't know is why all was OK before 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 with the same fstab

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