Bug 245908 - on Xen guest, mkinitrd doesn't include xenblk module
on Xen guest, mkinitrd doesn't include xenblk module
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2007-06-27 06:57 EDT by Aleksander Adamowski
Modified: 2008-02-26 21:51 EST (History)
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Description Aleksander Adamowski 2007-06-27 06:57:24 EDT
Description of problem:

I've upgraded a FC5 Xen guest machine on x86_64 to FC6 using yum. Had to remove
some .i386 packages that had .x86_64 equivalents installed, otherwise they
conflicted with each other (those were nss_ldap.i386 and redhat-lsb.i386) - then
the upgrade proceeded fine.

But the guest system wouldn't boot with the new FC6 kernel (generated error when
trying to mount the root filesystem, and there were earlier warnings about lack
of driver for vbd).

It still booted successfully with the previous FC5 kernel.

To fix the issue, I had to boot using the FC5 kernel, and manually generate
initrd for FC6 kernel, including the xenblk module:

mkinitrd --with=xenblk /boot/initrd-2.6.20-1.2952.fc6xen.img 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6xen

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

mkinitrd-5.1.19.0.3-1
Comment 1 Chris Lalancette 2008-02-26 21:51:57 EST
Fedora Core 6 is now end-of-life, so closing this bug out.  Please test again on
Fedora 7 or later, and open a new bug if your problem persists.

Thanks.

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