Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68655
kernel panic, unable to mount root from second cciss controller
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
* This bug applies to RH7.2 and 7.3, as well as recent betas.
If the kernel is passed 'root=/dev/cciss/c1d0p2' (i.e. root partition is on a
drive attached to the *second* cciss controller) then the kernel will be unable
to mount the root partition and will subsequently panic when it tries to call init.
Whereas if the root partition is from the first cciss controller the analogous
parameter 'root=/dev/cciss/c0d0p2' works just fine.
The recent public beta (Limbo beta 1) gets around this issue by using partition
labels (i.e. 'root=LABEL=/'). This works, but if you change the root= parameter
to the device name the same problem appears.
*** Bug 67413 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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