Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243772
syslog-ng breaks first boot after install
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:32:52 EDT
Description of problem:
If I include syslog-ng (which brings in eventlog) in a Fedora 7 DVD install, it
will not boot after the install. However, if I install syslog-ng and eventlog
after booting into F7 then there doesn't seem to be a problem with boots after that.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a DVD install of F7 selecting syslog-ng
Trying to resume from /dev/md2
Unable to access resume device (/dev/md2)
Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Setting up other file systems.
Setting up new root fs
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
Switching to new root and mounting init.
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Booting has failed.
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
/dev/md2 is a swap raid array being used for a FC5 instance.
For the install, / was mounted on /dev/md5 and /boot was mounted on /dev/md0.
The symptoms of this problem are mentioned in bug 238380, though it isn't clear
the cause of other people's problems are the same as mine.
When trying to narrow this down, I did a lot of installs. Doing a customize now
and unselecting everything except system tools and including only the optional
package syslog-ng resulted in having the problem on first boot. Selecting all
optional packages in all categories except for syslog-ng did not result in a
problem on first boot.
The only thing odd I can remember is that both sysklogd (the default syslog
daemon) and syslog-ng (sysklogd replacement that doesn't start by default) are
providing the pseudo-package "syslog". Maybe this makes anaconda misbehave ...
# Keep initscripts and vixie-cron happy
Do you have any idea what's causing this problem?
Should I reassign this to anaconda?
Ran some very simple installs (@Base + syslog-ng + eventlog) and I do not
experience the same behavior as expressed in the original bug report. Maybe it
is related with some other packages. Can you attach the kickstart file that the
installer puts in /root/anaconda-ks.cfg (Maybe if I have the exact same setup
package wise I'll get the error)
It might take me a bit to get an install log as I am running F7 off that
partition now and can't just reinstall. I can't reuse the FC5 partition yet.
I have another machine I might be able to use, but it has crappy optical drives
and I have been having trouble reading CD-RWs.
I remember the number of packages in the minimal case as being just under 180.
I have an dual processor system, though I tried using CPUS=1 in some of my tests
to see if that was related to the problem and it didn't help.
Software raid may be another important aspect. /boot and / were different
partitions, both using software raid.
Also it appears that firstboot is also somehow related to this, as installing
syslog-ng after firstboot didn't result in a problem.
Is this still a problem that we need to look into?
I think this is pretty much moot. My intention was to close it when F7 was end
of lifed. I figured in case any one doing a fresh install ran accross the
problem it would be an easier bug to find.
I certainly wouldn't suggest putting research time into it. I'll leave it up to
you guys as to whether or not it is better to close the ticket now or wait until
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