Bug 464852 - USB boot.iso panics when searching for root device
USB boot.iso panics when searching for root device
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-09-30 16:27 EDT by Didier
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:27 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:27:36 EST
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screen dump of kernel panic (128.24 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-09-30 16:27 EDT, Didier
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Description Didier 2008-09-30 16:27:49 EDT
Created attachment 318119 [details]
screen dump of kernel panic

Description of problem:

Booting from USB stick in order to HD install F10-beta, anaconda cannot find a root device.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. burn boot.iso (livecd-iso-to-disk) from images/ of mounted F10-beta DVD iso ;
2. boot from USB stick ;
3. select first option ('install or upgrade ...')

Actual results:

Kernel boots & panics when no root device found.

Expected results:

Kernel continues to boot and starts installation process.

Additional info:

see screenshot.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-09-30 16:35:33 EDT
It's hard to tell if this is an anaconda bug or not given the filesystem error messages occurring just before.
Comment 2 Didier 2008-09-30 16:57:17 EDT
Do you imply filesystem errors on the bootable USB stick, or on the sda/sdb HDD's ?

USB-stick : used today (pre boot.iso) for F10-beta Live and (post boot.iso) for anacdump.txt , no disk errors;
HDD's : mostly succeeded HD installation (see bug #464855) , no disk errors.
Comment 3 Christopher D. Stover 2008-10-22 12:53:33 EDT
I think Chris meant all the different sda/sdb partitions.  Can you still recreate the error?  Where is your actual root partition?  It looks to me like the kernel can't find it.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:17:43 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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