Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428708
[RHEL5 U2] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Last modified: 2008-02-11 19:28:54 EST
Description of problem:
While trying to boot the 2.6.18-68.el5 x86_64 kernel on
nec-em12.rhts.boston.redhat.com. The system panics. It can't find a root files
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL5.U1 x86_64 on nec-em12.rhts.boston.redhat.com
2. Install 2.6.18-68.el5
3. Reboot into new kernel
Loading megaraid_mm.ko module
megaraid cmm: 18.104.22.168 (Release Date: Sun Jul 16 00:01:03 EST 2006)
Loading megaraid_mbox.ko module
megaraid: 22.214.171.124 (Release Date: Thu Nov 16 15:32:35 EST 2006)
megaraid: probe new device 0x1000:0x1960:0x1000:0x0520: bus 3:slot 1:func 0
GSI 21 sharing vector 0x3A and IRQ 21
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:01.0[A] -> GSI 24 (level, low) -> IRQ 58
megaraid: fw version:[1N41] bios version:[G119]
scsi0 : LSI Logic MegaRAID driver
scsi: scanning scsi channel 0 [Phy 0] for non-raid devices
scsi: scanning scsi channel 1 [virtual] for logical drives
Loading dm-mod.ko module
device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.5-ioctl (2007-12-12) initialised: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loading dm-mirror.ko module
Loading dm-zero.ko module
Loading dm-snapshot.ko module
Waiting for driver initialization.
Scanning and configuring dmraid supported devices
Scanning logical volumes
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
No volume groups found
Activating logical volumes
Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
Trying to resume from /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Setting up other filesystems.
Setting up new root fs
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
setuproot: moving /dev fail
This should boot normally
Link to a successful boot of nec-em12.rhts.boston.redhat.com with RHEL5.U1
This was not seen on all systems. I believe it has to do with the configuration
of this system.
It seems that there is no physical device with lvm metadata.
Unfotunately there is no full log.
See link to successful log:
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
sda: sda1 sda2
sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
Is this SATA disk correctly detected in this kernel boot too ?
doh! missed that. I did bring in the giant sata rebase with this kernel too,
that might be the cause. Thanks.
A link to the boot log can be found below under URL
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 428945 ***