Bug 242043 - Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! !!
Summary: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! !!
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2007-06-01 12:59 UTC by Bob Gustafson
Modified: 2008-02-14 13:15 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-14 13:15:07 UTC
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Description Bob Gustafson 2007-06-01 12:59:46 UTC
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

How reproducible:

Unfortunately, too reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F7 as an update to uptodate FC6
2. boot
Actual results:

Kernel panic - not syncing...

Expected results:

Clean boot

Additional info:

I took photos of my screen. Some data has run off the top, but I can enter what
you need.

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.
Kernel panic

Comment 1 Bob Gustafson 2007-06-01 19:44:26 UTC
See bug 241949

Comment 2 Bob Gustafson 2007-06-02 03:40:59 UTC
See bug 237415

Problem may be with bad mkinitrd (kernel > 2.6.20-1.3069)

Comment 3 Bob Gustafson 2007-06-02 12:32:15 UTC
See fix - 3rd from last comment in bug 237415

Fix due to bbaetz@acm.org

Comment 4 Russell McOrmond 2007-06-07 20:23:39 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Russell McOrmond 2007-06-07 20:46:33 UTC
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

Comment 6 Joel Andres Granados 2008-02-14 13:15:07 UTC
Seems to be fixed...  The issue was closed in 237415

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