Bug 64883 - 7.2 to 7.3 upgrade: no init found
Summary: 7.2 to 7.3 upgrade: no init found
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-05-13 21:13 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-03-06 19:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:48:53 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-13 21:13:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
After doing out of box upgrade, ext3 file systems, where I had used GRUB as 7.2 
boot loader, kernel hangs as init= isn't specified.

Kernel boots with following sequence:
  Creating root device
  Mounting root filesystem
  EXT3fs mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
  pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2

two drives are installed:  hda and hdb.
GRUB on MBR of hda.

Booting as rescue mode, I can see /hda8 contents (my root partition)as it 
should be.

Looking at grub.conf I see what I *think* is the right content.

root hd(0,0)
kernel_module ro root=/dev/hda8 hdc=ide-scsi

I've tried both leaving boot loader alone (first time) and subsequently forcing 
to grub.  (which by the way requires I remove kernel otherwise I'm not allowed 
to force a bootloader install if no kernel modules have been installed :-(  I 
should at least get asked!)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Out of box install

Actual Results:  System hangs, unable to boot via floppy or loader image.

Expected Results:  It should recognize the 7.2 stuff and work!  Near as I can 
tell, it's trying to do so as 7.2 and 7.3 grub configs are mostly identical 
(less kernel specific versions)

Additional info:

Willing to be contacted if more information needed.

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2002-05-14 14:07:55 UTC
> After doing out of box upgrade

> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. Out of box install

Install or upgrade?

I assume you've done an upgrade from 7.2. By any chance, have you deleted the
empty /initrd directory on your root partition? If so, mkdir /initrd from rescue
mode and reboot.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-05-14 14:45:24 UTC
Yes, I did mean upgrade ;-)

The initrd directory was missing; I didn't remove it prior to the install as I 
did a clean reboot before I began the install.  Any clue how it got deleted?

Recreated, and all's well.

Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 2002-05-16 19:37:07 UTC
Whatever deleted this file, it wasn't the kernel.  Assigning to anaconda
as the most likely component subject...

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-05-30 21:32:21 UTC
Anything in the upgrade.log about problems with the filesystem package?

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-07-15 16:48:44 UTC
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you have additional information.

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:48:53 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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