Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 724871
Commented out fstab lines caused failure to boot after upgrade from 14->15
Last modified: 2012-08-07 14:12:57 EDT
Description of problem:
I ran preupgrade to update my FC14 server to FC15. The fstab looked like -
# Created by anaconda on Sat Feb 19 09:15:38 2011
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
/dev/mapper/vg_george-lv_root / ext4 defaults 1 1
UUID=3b0ce5b8-3948-4789-94d2-e21f0e6b6968 /boot ext4 defaults 1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_george-lv_home /home ext4 defaults 1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_george-lv_swap swap swap defaults 0 0
#/dev/mapper/LogVol00-VolGroup01 /oldhome ext4 defaults 1 2
#/dev/mapper/LogVol00-VolGroup00 /oldroot ext4 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/md0 /big jfs rw,noatime 1 2
When trying to boot, the server dropped to the debug shell
The grub.conf file had listed the commented out filesystems
kernel /vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-35.fc15.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_george-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_george/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup00/LogVol01 rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup00/LogVol00 rd_LVM_LV=vg_george/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Removing the two unused VolGroup entries from the grub.conf file allowed the system to boot successfully
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