Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242043
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! !!
Last modified: 2008-02-14 08:15:07 EST
Description of problem:
I downloaded F7 DVD and selected update option
System tried to boot old fc6 image at first (grub.conf default wrong)
I selected the fc7 in the grub menu and it still would not boot.
I booted the DVD in rescue mode and edited the /boot/grub/grub.conf so default
was 1 instead of 0
Tried to boot - still Kernel panic. Seems to be not finding my volume groups,
even though the volume groups are recognized fine in rescue mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F-7-DVD.iso as downloaded a few hours ago. Checkmedia was run and it was OK
Unfortunately, too reproducible
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F7 as an update to uptodate FC6
Kernel panic - not syncing...
I took photos of my screen. Some data has run off the top, but I can enter what
At the top of my last screen is:
mdadm:/dev/md1 has been started with 2 drives.
Scanning logical volumes
Reading all physical volumes. This may take awhile...
No volume groups found
Activating logical volumes
Volume group "rootvg" not found
Trying to resume from /dev/md1
No suspend signature on swap, not resuming.
See bug 241949
See bug 237415
Problem may be with bad mkinitrd (kernel > 2.6.20-1.3069)
See fix - 3rd from last comment in bug 237415
Fix due to firstname.lastname@example.org
I had a FC6 system which I upgraded using
'yum update' after installing the new fedora-release.
My / is on /dev/hda2 and my /boot is on /dev/hda1
I got the familiar error: mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
I tried editing the 'init' to mount things differently, and now just get:
mount: could not findfilesystem '/dev/hda2'
Not sure if it is helpful for tracking this down to know that it isn't tied to
RAID or LVM, as suggested in some of the other bug reports.
Please ignore the last comment. I found the note about the ata module, and the
fact that references to /dev/hda needed to be changed to /dev/sda
Seems to be fixed... The issue was closed in 237415