Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444183
F9 preview boot failed on nash, system is AMD X2 PATA+SATA HW RAID
Last modified: 2009-02-17 07:54:20 EST
Description of problem:
F9 preview failed to boot after installed. It hangs w/ a init SIGSEGV (see
screenshot from F8 i686 install)
The system is:
ASUS A8V-E SE
AMD X2 3800+
Quamtum fireball AS 20GB PATA HDD
8x DVD drive
2 x WDC WC1600JS 160GB SATA HDD running on build in hw RAID1
Tried on F9 preview x86_64, F8 x86_64/i686 and seeing the same problem.
The system is currently running F6, but HDD is dying w/ lost interrupt.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
nash 6.0.19 from F9 preview
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install via DVD
system hangs @ boot up
boot success and system start up continue
Created attachment 303806 [details]
screenshot of system hangs
As I continue to debug the problem, I removed the SATA HDDs and install F9
preview again. The system then successfully booted. I connect the SATA HDDs back
to the system and the system continue to function. It looks like something goes
wrong during installation.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
The backtrace seen in the attached image is a known problem with how mkinitrd handles dmraid sets, which is fixed in mkinitrd-6.0.78, which will show uop in rawhide soon. Due to invasive nature of the changes fixing this, an update fixing this for F-9 (nor F-10) is not very likely.