Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462993
[ltsp?] kernel 2.6.26.x-y.fc9.x86_64: booting fails while trying to mount the root filesystem
Last modified: 2008-10-11 03:20:26 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to boot into kernel 18.104.22.168-29.fc9.x86_64 fails with the below output.
Bringing up eth0
waiting for link... 0 seconds-
Sending request for IP information through rth0
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:1e:8c:fb:d8:cc
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:1e:8c:fb:d8:cc
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 intervall 3
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.42.111
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.42.111
bound to 192.168.42.88 -- renewal in 8752 seconds.
Creating root device.
Could not find root-path dhcp option.
mkrootdev: could not determine nfs root target.
Mounting root filesystem.
mount: missing mount point
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
Copying DHCP lease
cp: error opening /sysroot/dev/.dhclient-eth0.leases: 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.reboot into new kernel
See above. kernel does not boot.
kernel should properly boot
kernel-22.214.171.124-108 still boots OK.
The system in question is a plain Toshiba Satellite L40-16D with a RealTek 8149 network interface.
It is strange that the kernel suddenly does DHCP, pulling out the cable just induces some timeouts and finally the same failure results, and as there is a similar report w/o the DHCP part on bug 462201 comment 3 I think this is probably unrelated. Still since the output is weaved form the DHCP and the root fs mounting attempt I typed in the DHCP output as well.
Is your root filesystem really on NFS? That's what it's trying to set up...
No, it never was/is. Maybe the realtek driver in 2.6.26 is too eager to do nfsroots?
The same happens with kernel-126.96.36.199-45.fc9.x86_64.
This is apparently caused by having the ltsp-client installed. Do you have that installed?
If you erase ltsp-client and rebuild the initrd for the new kernel, everything should work.
If you don't know how to rebuild the initrd, just uninstall and reinstall the new kernel.
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg --package kernel --mkinitrd --depmod --install 188.8.131.52-45.fc9.x86_64
be good enough (as outlined from rpm -q --scripts kernel-184.108.40.206-45.fc9.x86_64)?
I just noticed the /etc/kernel/*.d directories (while trying to understand how ltsp-client, which I indeed have installed, could influence the initrd). Is there some documentation on what these do? Thanks!
I confirmed that removing the ltsp-client fixes this.
Is this a bug in ltsp-client (=> move component to ltsp), or is the error in front of my monitor (=> NOTABUG)?
The ltsp-client issue has been fixed. See BZ #462228
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 462228 ***