Bug 52976 - kernel panic at boot: unable to mount root fs
kernel panic at boot: unable to mount root fs
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
7.3
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-31 16:20 EDT by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-31 17:13:09 EDT
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Description Ben Levenson 2001-08-31 16:20:58 EDT
(I was given the impression that this is a known issue, but I couldn't find
anything in bugzilla....)

Description of Problem:
system won't reboot after install.
<snip>
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
request_module[block-major-8]: Root fs not mounted
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda2" or 08:02
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic: unable to mount root fs on 08:02

FWIW, this happened during a kickstart install - base + X Windows + KDE

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
build re0831.0
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-31 16:23:47 EDT
What sort of device did you install on ?
Could this be a missing initrd ?
Comment 2 Ben Levenson 2001-08-31 17:02:25 EDT
sorry about the vague bug report....
I installed to /dev/sda2 - 9gig SCSI on a qla1280
initrd is present in /boot. Is it supposed to be there? It is located in
/boot/efi on our 7.1 system.  Also, the 7.1 system includes vmlinux in addition
to vmlinuz. The failing system only has vmlinuz.

There are no failures listed in the install log.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-31 17:13:05 EDT
mkinitrd bug; should be fixed already
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2001-08-31 17:37:03 EDT
Yep, fixed in mkinitrd-3.2.5-1

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