Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 302311
Boot fail does not handle dmraid upon upgrade to 2.6.22
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:45:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a FC6 system running kernel 2.6.18 with nvidia (fake) raid - running fine.
After I upgraded the kernel (via rpm) to 2.6.22 the system fails to boot (error messages below).
I recompiled the kernel included dmraid support but no difference. Is this a bug or am I doing something obviously wrong here...
device-mapper: table: 253:0: mirror: Device lookup failure
device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: No such device or address
Unable to access resume device (LABEL=SWAP-nvidiajfe)
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
setuproot: moving /dev/ failed: No such file or directory
setuprooot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the 2.6.22 kernel (x86_64)
See onscreen error message in DESCRIPTION section
Should boot normally (as was the case under 2.6.18)
A little more info...
I'm currently running Fc6 2.6.18-1.2849 (raid works great).
Version which fails to boot is FC6 188.8.131.52 (won't boot)
The motherboard is an ASUS A8N32-SLI-Deluxe, with onboard nvidia raid controller.
I've got the same problem. Installing Fedora 8 Test 3 was not a problem. But
booting fails with the same errors. I've upgraded also to the latest rawhide
kernel within the rescue system and chroot. But it still fails to boot.
My machine is a Core 2 Duo with P35-Chipset and ICH9R Raid 0.
Created attachment 235291 [details]
My modified inird init script
(In reply to comment #3)
> Created an attachment (id=235291) 
> My modified inird init script
I've found a solution. After extracting the initrd image I've modified the init
dm create isw_cbffadjbhf_Volume0 0 1250275840 striped 2 256 8:0 0 8:16 0
dm partadd isw_cbffadjbhf_Volume0
echo Creating root device.
I've attached my initrd init script to my posting before.
Now the systems boots up fine. It would be great to fix this also for the Fedora
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > Created an attachment (id=235291)  
> > My modified inird init script
> I've found a solution. After extracting the initrd image I've modified the init
> rmparts sdb
> rmparts sda
> dm create isw_cbffadjbhf_Volume0 0 1250275840 striped 2 256 8:0 0 8:16 0
> Add here:
> dm partadd isw_cbffadjbhf_Volume0
> echo Creating root device.
> Add here:
> I've attached my initrd init script to my posting before.
> Now the systems boots up fine. It would be great to fix this also for the Fedora
> 8 release.
Is there any way to make the "dm create" parameters generic or programatically
determined? I have no idea how to get the parameters for my setup...and I
suspect the the new initrd (for general distribution) would need something more
Could you let me know how to get the comparable parameters for my system?
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