Description of problem:
I am helping a friend to install Fedora 8 on his laptop.
It is a HP pavilion dv9000 with Vista. After partitioning the disk with
qtparted, we installed FC8 x86_64 with no glitches.
On the first boot, we never get any joy because the system always gives us
/dev/root not found and stops with a kernel panic.
I have searched bugzilla and Fedora Forum for a solution, but I think this is
still a serious bug. Many people had this problem when FreeBSD was installed on
their drive, or had a RAID drive. But in this case, there are only four
partitions, two for Vista, one for linux root and one for linux swap.
I have tried turning off apic and apm in grub, but no joy.
I have tried booting the rescue disk and reinstalling GRUB, still no joy.
I have tried booting the rescue disk, doing a yum update, and rerunning mkinitrd
as suggested in other bug reports, still doesn't work.
Changing root=/dev/sda3 from LABEL=/ did not work either.
I suspect there is something in the sata hard drive driver, however, I am
curious why the system boots fine using the install disk?
Thanks in advance.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8 from install 8
3. system hangs after nash with /dev/root not found among other things.
For example, it also claims it can't resume because it could not find the swap
disk, but I assume this is a related problem to a bigger issue because when I
add noresume to the boot parameters, this message no longer appears, but
/dev/root is still not found
Please remove the options
from the kernel command line and replace them with
Then see if there are any more error messages.
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