Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462201
kernel-22.214.171.124-29.fc9.x86_64 won't boot
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:44:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Just hangs at "booting kernel". Bottom of screen says "kernel alive". I'd hate to see dead. No other messages.
This is HP 9v9500
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tried 2 times
Steps to Reproduce:
Please replace 'quiet' with 'ignore_loglevel' in the kernel boot options in grub.conf and see where it hangs.
Haven't tried that yet, but I do want to report that this is definately RANDOM. This morning I tried to boot normally and it hung. Then I forced power off, tried again and it booted normally.
Never saw this behavior with any earlier kernel.
I can confirm that this same thing happens on a HP dv8110us. Also, the Kernel installs, but does not update the grub.conf file. I had to do that manually.
The kernel fails at:
Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Setting up other filesystems.
Setting up new root fs
setuproot: moving /dev/failed: No such file or directory
no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
Mount failed for selinuxfs on /selinux: No such file or directory
Switching to new root and running init.
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Booting has failed
and there is hangs until you reboot into old kernel, which works fine.
I don't think this is the same as mine. Mine never even starts nash, (unless the quiet option now quiets that line, which it never did before).
The same is also happening on my Dell XPS M1530 using Fedora x86_64. It is also rather random but commonly happens after a cold boot rather then a restart.
Hi Michael, I had similar messages when booting the new kernel on a system with "/" partitioned as ext4. However, this same machine with 126.96.36.199-108 boots fine, just like yours. Are you using ext4?
I see the same with current rawhide kernels on my Laptop.
If I remove the quiet option there is about a screenful of messages and it then hangs at
PCI: Using MMCONFIG for extended config space
PCI: Using configuration type 1 for base access
and the fan quickly speeds up to max speed.
When it works the next message (after a brief pause) is
ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored via DMI
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
This is seen with both x86_64 and i686 kernels.
The Fedora 10 kernel do work fine on my laptop.
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