Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219815
FC-6 does not boot with SATA/RAID hard disk
Last modified: 2008-05-06 13:11:53 EDT
Description of problem:
I successfully installed FC-6 in a computer with PATA hard disk but
when installing it in a computer with SATA/RAID disk, the kernel
booting stops with a "kernel panic - not syncing" message.
The computer have mother board K8T800 PRO and a SATA/RAID disk (VT8237)
The messages during the aborted booting of FC-6_x86_64 are of
... Found volume group "VolGroup00" now active
Try to resume from /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01
No suspend signature on swap, not resuming
creating root device
Mounting root file system
mount: could not find file system '/dev/root'
and other error messages showing that the system seems to be unable to mount
swap, root, /proc and other several file systems.
The disk partitions according, anaconda installer were:
/dev/sda1 Win XP ntfs
/dev/sda2 /boot ext3
/dev/sda3 VolGroup00 LVMPV
LogVol00 / ext3
LogVol01 swap swap
Since GRUB stops in STAGE2, I use LILO as boot loader. Installing lilo,
it gives the following warning:
'/proc/partitions' does not match '/dev' directory structure.
Name change: "/dev/dm-0 --> '/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00"
"/dev/dm-1 --> '/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01"
I have done some changes in the fstab file but I were unable to fix
After booting in "linux rescue mode", fstab file reads as follows:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 rw,defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 /boot ext3 rw,defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,defaults 0 0
/dev/sysfs /sys sysfs rw,defaults 0 0
Reading '/proc/partitions' shows:
7 0 80204 loop0
8 0 117220824 sda
8 1 35840983 sda1
8 2 104420 sda2
8 3 81272835 sda3
253 0 79200256 dm-0
253 1 2031616 dm-1
Despite the lilo warning message, Win XP boots properly.
Any help please to boot successfully FC-6 ? (FC-3 and FC-4 fail also in
the same way).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Even with an installation of FC-6 with no RAID partitions, booting stops with
the same error messages.
sda1 ntfs (Win XP)
sda2 ext3 (Linux root)
sda3 swap (swap)
GRUB stops with message "GRUB loading stage2", but LILO isntalls without
warnings and boot properly Win XP:
The disk is ATA Model:ST3120827AS Rev:3.42
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