Created attachment 518197 [details]
output from serial console on boot
Description of problem:
I created a netinstall iso, including the following packages:
anaconda-16.14.4-4.fc16 -e lorax-16.4-3.fc16
That installer iso always crashes on boot when I use dracut-013-1; when I use 011-41, the installer boots without issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
- Every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the installer iso
2. Select any of the install options from grub
- End up in the dracut shell
- Start anaconda
- I can make the boot.iso I've been using for test available if that would help
I attached the output from the serial console when using the following kernel command line:
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img rdshell rdinitdebug console=ttyS0,115200
Created attachment 518198 [details]
filtered dmesg output from dracut shell
Requested debug information from:
Output from dmesg | grep dracut is attached to this bug
dracut:/# dmsetup ls --tree
dracut:/# blkid -o udev
dracut-013-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
dracut-013-4.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing dracut-013-4.fc16'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Using dracut-013-4, I am able to create a working netinstall iso and get a working minimal install of Fedora 16.
dracut-013-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Just installed FC17 Beta from disk a number of times.
Grub2 fails to install properly (grub config and directory appears in boot partition, but loads with a single flashing cursor/underline and nothing happens).
I install grub using a FC15 CD instead to boot.
All installs result in dropping to dracut shell just after kernel loads, with warnings:
dracut Warning: /sysroot has no proper rootfs layout, ignoring and removing offending mount hook
dracut Warning: can't mount root filesystem
kernel version 3.3.0-1
(no obvious method to print dracut version)
all drives and partitions are visible, mounting manually is not an issue
(In reply to comment #8)
> Just installed FC17 Beta from disk a number of times.
> Grub2 fails to install properly (grub config and directory appears in boot
> partition, but loads with a single flashing cursor/underline and nothing
> I install grub using a FC15 CD instead to boot.
> All installs result in dropping to dracut shell just after kernel loads, with
> dracut Warning: /sysroot has no proper rootfs layout, ignoring and removing
> offending mount hook
> dracut Warning: can't mount root filesystem
> kernel version 3.3.0-1
> (no obvious method to print dracut version)
> all drives and partitions are visible, mounting manually is not an issue
I'm not sure that this is the same bug you're talking about.
Keep in mind that F16+ use grub2 instead of grub (unless your system is using EFI). Using a F15 cd to repair F17 installation issues sounds like a bad idea - did you try rescue mode from the F17 install media?
Can you file a new bug with boot logs from the affected system and the installer logs (they live in /tmp/ in the installer before you reboot, /var/log/anaconda/ post-install)?