Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 624126
Fedora 14 Alpha Install will not boot into desktop
Last modified: 2011-07-14 14:12:52 EDT
Created attachment 438738 [details]
dmesg of failed boot
Description of problem:
This is probably not anaconda, but I don't know what it is. Maybe kernel, maybe systemd, maybe mdadm
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.35-0.57.rc6.git1.fc14.x86_64, anaconda 14.15
Boot process fails different ways each time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F14A rc4 to an LV over raid 10
2. boot system
various failures, attaching a dmesg that shows the various failures
Normal boot to gnome desktop.
The last attempt with selinux=0 and single passed (of about 5 tries) yielded the dmesg file attached, but it also hosed the raid 10 PV the LV was on. Had to boot into centos on a totally separate PV/LV and use mdadm --assemble /dev/md127 --uuid=etc,etc --force --run
After the array resynced, it appears ok. Currently booted into a rawhide LV on the raid 10 array.
Removing from blocker bz since this is a real corner case. Failure occurs due to a bad software array, md126. Once this array was completely deleted and the composing partitions' reformated, Fedora 14 alpha booted normally.
HOWEVER, this does show the need to make some piece of software more robust. The fact that there was a bad array should not have preventing booting with appropriate messages. See line 1038 thru 1047 and on for specifics. I can't tell if the problem is in the kernel or mdadm.
Severity should be reduced, but I can't do that.
Sorry for all of the noise.
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