Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47496
Kickstart'd installation doesn't create initrd image even though needed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:30 EDT
Description of Problem:
My kickstart installation fails to create an initrd image despite I have a Compaq array controller (scsi device).
Lilo seems to be installed, but without any reference to initrd whatsoever. And once the image is missing,
the kernel cannot mount root filesystem.
I have tried adding
device scsi cpqarray
into kickstart file, but it didn't help. The installation otherwise works all right and finishes without any errors.
I have all the newest versions of RPMs. This very same configuration worked in 6.2, so it seems like a bug.
Could it be that because the kernel on installation initrd is different version (2.4.2) than
the one that is on the RPMs to be installed (2.4.3) it cannot make the initrd as
the needed modules are not found?
I have not seen this problem before. Kickstart installs on ProLiants with the
Compaq Smart Array controller have created initrd's for me with 7.1. What kind
of install are you doing? (CDROM, NFS, etc.)?
It's a cd-rom installation off a custom made single installation cd of updated
RPMs. The cd is my current suspect, I am trying to find out if the culprit could
be one of the updated RPMs.
After comparing RPM list for a second time, I noticed that losetup package had been missing.
Very sorry to bother you with this.