Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205186
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 fail to boot on HP nx9420
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:28:29 EST
Description of problem:
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 fail to boot on HP nx9420.
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 and other where OK.
It looks like kernel is unable to find the root partition. I initially followed
other bugs thread (see bug 189708) but was said it might be a different bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mkinitrd-5.0.32-2 and previous
parted-1.7.1-15.fc5 and previous
Steps to Reproduce:
Kernel try to find root partition and panic.
The problem could be SATA related.
I tried to disable in my bios Native SATA and in this case,
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 also fail.
I suspect that something changed in last kernel related to SATA.
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA
Storage Controllers cc=AHCI (rev 01)
dmesg in attachment.
Created attachment 135546 [details]
dmesg on kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 has still the same problem.
But this link http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-list/2006-August/msg01840.html
seems to be the response to my problem.
Here is my modprobe.conf after I disabled multi lun support:
alias scsi_hostadapter ahci
#options scsi_mod max_scsi_luns
alias eth0 tg3
install ipw3945 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw3945 ; sleep 0.5 ;
remove ipw3945 /sbin/ipw3945d --kill ; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove ipw3945
mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp.img 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp
It now boot correctly !!
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
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comment to the bug.
In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
problem, please file a separate bug for the new problem.
kernel-smp-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 is booting OK, including with this line in modprobe
options scsi_mod max_scsi_luns=16
kernel-smp-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5 is not booting: it does not find the SATA disk.
max_scsi_luns=16 shouldn't be needed (we probe all luns by default).
are you using raid by any chance ?
Actually kernel-smp-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5 was not booting at all, with or without
the max_scsi_luns option.
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 was booting ok with or without the option,
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 was not booting with the option (but I do not know
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 was booting without the option only,
kernel-smp-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 was booting ok with or without the option,
kernel-smp-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5 was not booting at all but I did only some limited
tests and do not remember if I did mkinitrd after chanding the option... Was
I originaly added this option in an attempt to make the integrated SD card
reader working... without success...
Currently I upgraded to fc6... I can't test anymore...
fc6 is working.
very strange. Ok, I'll close this.