Bug 729743 - Boot fails due to user error
Summary: Boot fails due to user error
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-10 17:55 UTC by Bruno Wolff III
Modified: 2011-08-15 17:13 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-08-10 18:18:31 UTC

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dmesg output from failed boot (66.45 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-10 17:55 UTC, Bruno Wolff III
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Description Bruno Wolff III 2011-08-10 17:55:48 UTC
Created attachment 517667 [details]
dmesg output from failed boot

Description of problem:
This might be related to bug 726905, but the symptoms are different enough that I thought I would file a separate bug report.

I am including a dmesg report of the boot process since I got a shell prompt that allowed me to mount file systems despite the boot not succeeding.

The last part of dmesg output before I got the fallback shell prompt was:
[   15.157398] dracut: luksOpen /dev/md13 luks-4c784093-1d94-4285-8178-206baee45
[   16.426048] dracut: luksOpen /dev/md14 luks-ab1ed7c7-d153-4d85-aff7-b852dfc93
[   40.139326] dracut Warning: No root device "block:/dev/mapper/4c784093-1d94-4
285-8178-206baee45f90" found

I have used the 2.6.40-4.fc15 and kernels successfully on another f15 machine with a similar raid set up using version 0.90 arrays without a problem.

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How reproducible:
The problem happens every boot on the affected machine.

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Comment 1 Bruno Wolff III 2011-08-10 18:08:41 UTC
I was seeing some script errors reported on kernel updates, that I had forgotten about and the problem may really be related to that. I am currently running kernel-, but I thought there were some kernels after that one, but predating the 2.6.40 kernels that I also have trouble with. So this may be a case where I or a test update have put my system into a bad state.

Comment 2 Bruno Wolff III 2011-08-10 18:18:31 UTC
I just did a reinstall and am still getting the scripting error that I was seeing before I went on vacation and forgot about. So this is alomost certainly something that broken on my machine and not a general problem. So I'll just close this one, though I may add a note later after I figure out what needed fixing.
Running Transaction
  Installing : kernel-                                1/1 
Non-fatal <unknown> scriptlet failure in rpm package kernel-
warning: (null) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

  kernel.x86_64 0:                                               


Comment 3 Bruno Wolff III 2011-08-15 17:13:35 UTC
I tracked down the problem and it was user error. At some point I manually fixed up my grub.conf and managed to leave out 'luks-' from the root device name and that bad configuration was copied forward as I updated kernels.
Fixing the entry and rerunning the update script to write the initramfs fixed the problem.

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