Bug 496390 - Failure to boot
Failure to boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-04-18 11:21 EDT by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2009-04-20 13:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-20 13:21:08 EDT
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second to last page of boot output (157.45 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-04-18 11:21 EDT, Owen Taylor
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Last page of boot output (181.73 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-04-18 11:22 EDT, Owen Taylor
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Description Owen Taylor 2009-04-18 11:21:25 EDT
Created attachment 340158 [details]
second to last page of boot output

Fresh install of Rawhide onto an existing lvm parition does not boot. This happened with the Beta, and still happens if I boot into the system yum upgrade everything to the latest and re-run mkinitrd.

I'll attach photos of the last two pages of boot output - it appears that it is getting into the initrd, but not past there.

Not clear to me what other relevant information is, random notes:

 * /boot is a separate ext3 partition, / is a lvm partition on a raid-1 array

 * System has a Intel DQ35JOE motherboard; which is a "legacy-free" motherboard (no serial, no PS/2) with i945-ish graphics. Core 2 Duo processor.

 * Hang is the same with or without nomodeset.

 * System is mounted from rescue mode from the installer CD fine, looks fine as far as I can tell.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2009-04-18 11:22:23 EDT
Created attachment 340160 [details]
Last page of boot output
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2009-04-18 12:34:59 EDT
OK, so I hacked the initrd not to run plymouth, which was eating the console messages, even with plymouth:nolog. Doing that I see:

Making device-mapper control node
mdadm: /dev/md0 not identified in config file
Scanning logical volumes
  Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Activating logical vlumes
  Volume group "VolGroup00" not found

And continuing on with related failure to 

switchroot; mount failed: no such file or directory
Booting has failed.

So that gets close to figuring out what's going wrong.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2009-04-18 13:00:35 EDT
Problem was that anaconda wrote out an /etc/mdadm.conf missing the device name:

ARRAY level=raid1 num-devices=2 UUID=60c552bd:d2aade90:5a036e43:18fe0dfd

(should have /dev/md0 after ARRAY.) I hadn't tried reinstalling with a fresh Anaconda image for a few weeks, so it's possible that this problem has already been fixed. Reassigning to Anaconda.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2009-04-20 13:21:08 EDT
This will be fixed in the next build of anaconda.  Thanks for the bug report.

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