Bug 476293 - encrypted xfs root partition does not boot after kernel upgrade
encrypted xfs root partition does not boot after kernel upgrade
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-12 16:12 EST by nate
Modified: 2009-05-06 13:42 EDT (History)
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Description nate 2008-12-12 16:12:39 EST
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):
Fedora 10

How reproducible:
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"

  
Actual results:
"error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as xfs"

Expected results:
Boot into F10 with newly upgraded kernel.

Additional info:
Can be manually fixed in the following way
1.Reboot into previous kernel and run a command similar to:
mkinitrd -f -v /boot/initrd-2.6.27.7-134.fc10.i686.img 2.6.27.7-134.fc10.i686
2.Reboot again and select the newest kernel, the system will now boot correctly using the encrypted xfs partition.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-06 12:39:06 EDT
Is this still occurring with current kernels and initrds?
Comment 2 nate 2009-05-06 13:28:25 EDT
I am no longer running xfs so I cannot verify, sorry. Ext4 encrypted root partition works fine though.

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