Bug 459109 - kernel won't boot
kernel won't boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2008-08-14 10:30 EDT by rhorvitz
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:43 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:43:37 EST
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Description rhorvitz 2008-08-14 10:30:45 EDT
Description of problem: I get an error saying that /dev/root can't be found, followed by more error messages then the system hanging.  This happens consistently.  I went back to kernel and there is no problem.

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How reproducible: Turn on the computer

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn on the computer
Actual results: System hangs while booting, after some error messages

Expected results: System booting.

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Comment 1 marian 2008-08-23 10:43:52 EDT
I have this when upgrading from to some moron forgot that you need LVM to load. So I had to back out of the update by booting previous kernel image. Second time updates have messed up machine. The complaints are all about bad number, and it is on all the LVM's. Real screw up.........
Comment 2 rhorvitz 2008-09-18 00:15:43 EDT
The same problem occurs with kernel  When I try to boot it hangs
after saying:

unable to access resume device (UUID=6943... )
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: moving /proc failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: moving /sys failed: No such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Comment 3 Steven Drinnan 2008-10-04 23:35:57 EDT
Me to, had this problem since upgrading to 2.6.26 (all versions)
Outputs the same as above.
Tried changing the root path to logical vol path but the same result.
Tried reinstalling grub - same result.

Was hopping it would be fixed by now.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 06:05:59 EST
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Comment 5 rhorvitz 2008-11-27 11:07:37 EST
Once again the Fedora supporters have dealt with a bug by doing nothing.  With version 8 I could avoid the problem by using an old kernel (the newer ones fail to boot).  Am I supposed to install version 9 or 10 now without any confidence that I will be able to boot the system and no older kernel to fall back to?  That would seem to be a foolish gamble, so it seems that I am stuck with version 8 forever.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:43:37 EST
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