Bug 54816 - kernel-2.4.9-6: pivotroot error, boot failure
Summary: kernel-2.4.9-6: pivotroot error, boot failure
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
(Show other bugs)
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-19 17:44 UTC by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-10-19 19:16:11 UTC
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Rex Dieter 2001-10-19 17:44:26 UTC
After installing kernel-2.4.9-6.i686.rpm, the boot process fails with console errros:
Mounting root filesystem
pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 224k
Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel.

The similar logging entries at this point for the previously working 
Mounting root filesystem
VFS Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly
change_root: old root has d_count=3
Trying to unmount old root... okay
Freeing unused memory: 232k freed
INIT version 2.78 booting

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-19 17:49:47 UTC
Did you install the other packages required for this kernel as well?

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2001-10-19 17:54:57 UTC
Like moduilts, mkinitd... yes.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-19 17:59:52 UTC
and your / filesystem has an /initrd directory now then (that will be created by
one of the packages) ?

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2001-10-19 19:12:32 UTC
That's probably it then.  Turned out the new mkinitrd required a newer filesystem >= 
2.1.0 which wasn't available in updates... so I --ignoredeps 'd it.  My bad.

So, do you recommend not using kernel-2.4.9 until a newer filesystem rpm is available?

Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-19 19:16:05 UTC
it _is_ available... just in the "noarch" directory!

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2001-10-19 19:39:28 UTC
OK, I'm just a dope today.  I'll just try to forget the whole day.. deal?  (-:

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.