Description of problem:
The initramfs seems to be missing a step to create the /var/log. This makes /sbin/lvm_scan fail to find the lvm partition.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-126.96.36.199-147.2.4.fc13.i686 (also the PAE)
Every boot (for me)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. select the kernel version from grub
2. watch dracut to stop
dracut ends in:
"Root device not found"
Same result as the kernel-188.8.131.52-124.fc13.i686; the dracut finds the lvm root partition and boots the system.
Combining the new kernel with the older initramfs actually booted the system!
Regenerated dracut for the kernel did not boot either.
Created attachment 439011 [details]
init.log with rddebuginit
From the failed boot
Created attachment 439012 [details]
init.log from a succesful boot
From successful boot
Pretty sure this is an lvm problem caused by updating lvm and the kernel at the same time. Did you try recreating the initrd?
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg --package kernel --mkinitrd --dracut --depmod --update kernel-184.108.40.206-147.2.4.fc13.i686
(The above command all on one line.)
I did (dracut <initramfs> <kernelversion>), but not in your way.
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg --package kernel --mkinitrd --dracut --depmod --update 220.127.116.11-147.2.4.fc13.i686
checked that the initramfs was regenerated:
# ls -la /boot/initramfs-18.104.22.168-147.2.4.fc13.i686.img
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 11925278 Aug 17 07:36 /boot/initramfs-22.214.171.124-147.2.4.fc13.i686.img
checked the grub entry:
title Fedora (126.96.36.199-147.2.4.fc13.i686)
kernel /vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-147.2.4.fc13.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root LANG=en_DK.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=dk rdshell rdinitdebug
(back to the new initramfs)
and booted this entry. This fails again and ends in the dracut shell.
Forgot to get the log, but it looked similar, can get it after work today, if required.
There's no difference between the logs from the failure and working case.
> The initramfs seems to be missing a step to create the /var/log. This makes
> /sbin/lvm_scan fail to find the lvm partition.
What does that mean exactly?
(In reply to comment #5)
> There's no difference between the logs from the failure and working case.
That's strange. When I compare them there are some differences. But maybe not enough.
What else would you like to get?
> > The initramfs seems to be missing a step to create the /var/log. This makes
> > /sbin/lvm_scan fail to find the lvm partition.
> What does that mean exactly?
well, manybe I was jumping into conclusions too fast.
Both boots complains about the missing /var/log but only the newer fails to find root device.
In the dracut shell, I tried manually to run the /sbin/lvm_scan and the output is different if I have made the /var/log directory. Thus my (perhaps wrongly) conclusion was that this directory was required.
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