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Bug 54816 - kernel-2.4.9-6: pivotroot error, boot failure
kernel-2.4.9-6: pivotroot error, boot failure
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-19 13:44 EDT by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-19 15:16:11 EDT
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Description Rex Dieter 2001-10-19 13:44:26 EDT
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 13:49:47 EDT
Did you install the other packages required for this kernel as well?
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2001-10-19 13:54:57 EDT
Like moduilts, mkinitd... yes.
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-19 13:59:52 EDT
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 15:12:32 EDT
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 15:16:05 EDT
it _is_ available... just in the "noarch" directory!
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2001-10-19 15:39:28 EDT
OK, I'm just a dope today.  I'll just try to forget the whole day.. deal?  (-:

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