Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476293
encrypted xfs root partition does not boot after kernel upgrade
Last modified: 2009-05-06 13:42:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Upgrading the kernel on a Fedora 10 system using an encrypted xfs root logical volume (/) causes the system to not boot, reverting to the previous kernel allows the system to boot correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Have experienced on F10 preview as well as current F10 release
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Fedora 10 i386 DVD
2. select encrypted system at install time and change the root logical volume (/) to xfs.
3. Boot Fedora 10 normally and upgrade the kernel
4. reboot and you will receive a message similar to "error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as xfs"
"error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as xfs"
Boot into F10 with newly upgraded kernel.
Can be manually fixed in the following way
1.Reboot into previous kernel and run a command similar to:
mkinitrd -f -v /boot/initrd-18.104.22.168-134.fc10.i686.img 22.214.171.124-134.fc10.i686
2.Reboot again and select the newest kernel, the system will now boot correctly using the encrypted xfs partition.
Is this still occurring with current kernels and initrds?
I am no longer running xfs so I cannot verify, sorry. Ext4 encrypted root partition works fine though.