Bug 52867 - Kernel panic with ext3 module in initrd
Kernel panic with ext3 module in initrd
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 52143
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-08-30 04:12 EDT by Andreas Kumpf
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-30 04:12:06 EDT
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Description Andreas Kumpf 2001-08-30 04:12:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
System hangs on bootup since ext3 module is compiled into ram disk

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create initrd with mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.7-2.img 2.4.7-2
2. Substitute entries in /etc/fstab with ext3
3. Reboot

Actual Results:  System hangs after loading the ext3 modules (ext, jbd) 
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init=option to kernel.

Expected Results:  Normal startup with / journalled.

Additional info:

- I don't think there's a problem with initrd, since Ram Disk is found and 
the appropriated modules are loaded.
- I have to mount my installation in rescue mode to delete /boot/initrd-
2.4.7-2.img from lilo configuration. After this everything works fine.
- Other filesystems in my system are mounted with journalled function.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-30 05:27:20 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 52143 ***

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