Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52770
Kernel Panic on boot after install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
after installing roswell booting produces errors then a kernel panic
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: ends in a kernel panic
Expected Results: boot into OS
i have tried loading it as a fresh install and as an upgrade to 7.1 and
both produce the Exact same errors and kernel panic. the install goes
great.. here are the errors i get..
Mounting root filesystem
hda1: Bad Access: block=2, count=2
end request: i/o error, dev 03:01 (hda) sector 2
EXT2-FS: unable to read superblock
mount: error 22 mounting ext2
pivotroot: pivot_root(sysroot,/sysroot.initrd)failed 2
freeing unused kernel memory: 232k freed
Kernel Panic: no init found. try passing init= option to kernel
and there is where it sits...here is a description of the pc..
Asus CUSL2 MB
intel 933 mhz
adaptec 2940 scsi
intel pro100 nic
tnt2 pci vid card
Maxtor 80GB hd
the HD is the only new factor on this PC, i have had RH 7.1 loaded on this
pc before with a different HD and with this new one.. without a problem..
Does this motherboard have a promise raid card and do you have a disk attached
to that ?
NO.. no promise raid controller.. i have been contemplating using a ultra 100
card... but as of yet.. the configuration is only what i posted.. im using the
on-board IDE controllers..
OK.. i got it loaded by putting in an old 6gb harddrive i had.. RH7.1 loads
fine on the 80GB..but i guess for some reason roswell does not like something
about the 80GB ide....
NOW.. here is another problem.... i tried installing roswell in one of my home
pc's that has been running RH 7.1 with out a problem.. guess what i got..the
exact kernel panic messages i got on my work test PC.. this one also has no
promise raid controller.. here is the pc configuration
Asus P4 MB
intel 1.4 ghz
intel pro 100
sound blaster live sb
IBM 45GB harddrive
hercules Geforce 2 GTS 32mb vid card.
is there a limitation to how big the / partition should be...?? i made the
partition the same size i had with 7.1.. since i have larger drives i usually
run large partitions...here is what i had..
/ = 5gb
/usr = 8gb
/var = 8gb
swap = 1gb
/home = 23gb
Is there any way you can install the 2.4.7-2.18 kernel from
(eg rescue mode)
and see if that works ?
ok.. let me give it a shot.. i downloaded the 2.4.7-2.19 since that is the one
there.. im finishing up a fresh install of roswell on the 80gb drive and will
give the new kernel a shot.
cool.. got the home pc running with roswell and kernel 2.4.7-2.19 .... i will
try this on the work test pc next... thanks for you help