Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 220814
kernel-2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 causing a kernel panic at boot
Last modified: 2008-01-08 03:10:14 EST
Description of problem:
Here is what happens when I try to run kernel-2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 which I updated
using SMART. This is a desktop PC.
ACPI: Getting cpuindex for acpiid 0x1
ACPI: Getting cpuindex for acpiid 0x2
ACPI: Getting cpuindex for acpiid 0x3
Red Hat Nash version 126.96.36.199.2 starting
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
ERROR opening /dev/console Trying to use fd 0 instead
WARNING: can't access (null)
exec of init ((null)) failed!!! Bad Address
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init
The 2849 kernel works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The solution to the problem was a simple one. There was one difference between
the 2849 and 2868 grub kernel lines. The 2849 had [b]root=LABEL=/[/b] whereas
2868 had [b]root=/dev/hdd6[/b]. Once I changed the 2868 line to reflect what the
2849 line was showing it booted without issues.
I had previously seen the difference however I didn't think it would matter as
/dev/hdd6 is mounted as /. And it isn't part of a LVM physical volume, just a
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
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to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
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