Bug 230909 - Kernel 2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6 results in Kernel Panic
Kernel 2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6 results in Kernel Panic
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-03-04 12:32 EST by Bob Agel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-07 09:03:22 EST
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Description Bob Agel 2007-03-04 12:32:23 EST
Description of problem: This kernel results in a Kernel Panic for me.  Here's
the kernel selection from /boot/grub/grub.conf:

title Fedora Core (2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6)
        root (hd0,3)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6.img

In fact, FC6 is on hda5, not on hdb1, which is actually the T-2 for Fedora7. 
Removing rhgb quiet and /dev/hdb1 results in the same kernel panic.  Here's the
lines leading up to it:

mkroot: expected fs options
mount: missing mount point
setting up new root fs
setuproot: moving /dev failed no such file or directory
no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
setuproot: error mounting /proce: no such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: no such file or directory
switching to new root and running init.
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switchroot: mount failed: no such file or directory
kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6

How reproducible:
every attempt to boot

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Additional info: kernel 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 and prior kernels all work fine
Comment 1 Bob Agel 2007-03-04 14:03:26 EST
(typo - FC6 is on hda4, not hda5.  Sorry for the fumble fingers)
Comment 2 Fabian M. Schindler 2007-03-05 14:26:57 EST
Here is a screenshot of my panicing kernel:
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-03-06 09:29:21 EST
Try "root=/dev/hda4". You might also have to edit /etc/fstab
and change everything in there to point to the right filesystems.

In general multiple Fedora installs will cause problems because they
all think they own the label "/".
Comment 4 Bob Agel 2007-03-06 19:54:01 EST
Well, it's fixed but the fault was mine to start out with.  I had problems with
Fedora7-T1 and mounted it in fstab to make the correction, however I did not
correct fstab once the problem was solved.  That's where the 'hdb1' was found.

Unfortunately, simply removing the fstab entry did not correct the problem and I
had to remove and then reinstall the problem kernels and kmods.  Once
reinstalled, all works perfectly.  

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