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Bug 621944 - RHEL4 guest fails to boot after upgrade due to lack of virt* modules
RHEL4 guest fails to boot after upgrade due to lack of virt* modules
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Red Hat Kernel QE team
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Reported: 2010-08-06 11:15 EDT by Dan Yasny
Modified: 2013-07-02 03:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-08-01 16:50:14 EDT
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Description Dan Yasny 2010-08-06 11:15:20 EDT
Description of problem:

The issue is that when updating a RHEL4 system to the latest kernel up2date fails to rebuild the initrd of the system to include the virt* modules required for the VM to boot correctly.

The missing modules required to make initrd correctly boot the system are :

--with=virtio_pci --with=virtio_net --with=virtio_blk --with=virtio_ring --with=virtio

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.take 4.8, run up2date and get a new kernel
Actual results:
no boot

Expected results:
normal boot

Additional info:
the system is a kvm guest with virtio_blk and virtio_net interfaces

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