Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215420
cannot boot after installation
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:17:52 EST
Description of problem:
I have downloaded and installed RHEL 5 Beta2 Snapshot 9.
I entered "SV" as key during installation.
The following messages are displayed during boot:
VFS: Cannot open root device "sdc1" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0 #######
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL5 Beta2 SnapShot 9
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RHEL5 Beta2 SnapShot 9
2. enter "SV" as key during install
3. complete installation process
4. boot the system
SYSTEM HANG at initrd load time.
SYSTEM should continue to boot.
I have already found the resolution to the problem.
After some hands on, I figured that the initrd was not created after install
process was completed .
I booted through another working partition from AS4 , chrooted to my AS5
partition and executed "mkinitrd " command and edited my /boot/grub/menu.lst to
point to the new initrd and everything worked okay.
My system details
DELL PowerEdge 1800
Root partition is on Adapted raid ( driver aacraid )
This is a dupe of bug 201875, and is fixed in the RHEL 5 Beta 2 drop.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 201875 ***