Bug 71054 - mkinitrd does not handle LABEL partitions in fstab
mkinitrd does not handle LABEL partitions in fstab
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-08-08 06:58 EDT by Andrea Sterbini
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-08 06:58:33 EDT
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Description Andrea Sterbini 2002-08-08 06:58:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I install a newew kernel in my RH 7.3 the initrd file created does not
work. This because I use LABEL for my root partition and mkinitrd does not
handle the LABEL properly in fstab.

The system works fine only if I avoid labeling my root partition.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
0. keep configured a good old version of kernel for rebooting later....
BEWARE: if you don't you will not boot again!
1. label your root partition in the fstab file
2. use mkinitrd to produce the new initrd
3. reboot

Actual Results:  Kernel panic because the root partition is not found

Expected Results:  normal boot

Additional info:
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-11-05 16:52:04 EST
works in 8.0 -- new mkinitrd should be all you need

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