Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60147
/dev/ida nodes not getting created in initrd image
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:51:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
system will fail to reboot (unable to mount root) if you install to cpqarray
controller (cciss controllers may have the same issue). Because /dev/ida nodes
not getting created in initrd image
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Standard "init not found" message
Expected Results: Machine should boot.
Cut-n-paste from originating issue...
OS: 8.0 Beta1 Hampton system will fail to reboot (unable to mount root) if you
install to cpqarray controller (cciss controllers may have the same issue).
Because /dev/ida nodes not getting created in initrd image. They appear to be
ignoring the root= passed in from grub or lilo and this is not working. Only
way I could get the system to boot is to create /dev/ida nodes in initrd and
then hard code /dev/ida/c0d0p3 on the mount command in initrd.
Hrmm... this code hasn't changed in any way that I can think of. I'll have to
track down hardware now that we've moved since I don't have any and see if it
still happens with the new Hampton
Does this still happen with beta 2?
yes, This still happens with Beta2.
I just tried loading beta3 on a DL380 and it's still happening :( Here is the
last bit of the boot message.
Loading scsi_mod module
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.0
Loading sd_mod module
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Loading cpqarray module
Compaq SMART2 Driver (v 2.4.5)
Found 1 controller(s)
cpqarray: Finding drives on ida0 (Integrated Array)
cpqarray ida/c0d0: blksz=512 nr_blks=35553120
cpqarray ida/c0d1: blksz=512 nr_blks=35553120
blk: queue c03d2fe0, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
ida/c0d0: p1 p2 p3
Loading jbd module
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
Loading ext3 module
Mounting /proc filesystem
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 304k freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
Should be fixed with mkinitrd-3.3.5-1 or better
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 62206 ***