Description of problem:
F15 won't boot on laptop with Intel MSM (softraid) in Verify state
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-18.104.22.168-5.fc15.x86_64 (same problem with the older kernels on this machine., though)
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Get a machine using Intel Matrix Storage Manager (in my case a Thinkpad W700) into the Verify state of the "controller". Hitting Ctrl-I in the MSM BIOS is one way, but there are others, involving various degrees of bad luck. This step only need be repeated once - as long as the MSM wants to Verify, you're sunk.
1. Initiate boot
2. Curse when you end up at the dracut prompt. (this is not strictly necessary, but hard to avoid)
Boot fails and you end up at the dracut> prompt.
Machine boots. This happened even w/ MSM in Verify state before updates this week.
dmesg ala dracut reveals that even though dracut has Autoassembled MD Raid, bound my two discs into (in my case RAID 10) array /dev/md127 w two devices, the boot fails w/
[ 25.425476] dracut Warning: No root device "block:/dev/mapper/vgshango-lv_root" found"
[ 25.534739] dracut Warning: LVM vg_shango/lv_root not found
[ 25.534762] dracut Warning: LVM vg_shango/lv_swap not found
Sure enough, /dev/mapper/ contains only the single character device control.
While I have no idea which component is causing the problem, I'm taking a wild guess and blaming dracut.
I'd love to debug this following http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_Dracut_problems, but see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=738808
It seems that others are seeing the problem as well in the comments to two bug reports that confound several related, but distinct problems. cf. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729205#c16 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736387. The former comment describes my plight exactly, but for device names, while the latter describes a machine that is substantially less hosed than mine - there is a valid shell at the end of the dracut rabbit hole and that machine can boot with an older kernel.
The only thing that I can do is boot from a rescue disc and wait hours while the MSM verifies my RAID. Once MSM is in the OK state the machine boots just fine, but I made the mistake of looking for some additional info in the MSM BIOS, which then wanted to Verify again :(.
I have experienced the same problem, however in my case the box boots with kernel
22.214.171.124-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64 (which arrived at install time) or maybe there was a difference in configurations when this kernel in my machine was created...
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Just want to add a "me too" to the report and offer to help if I can. I have a dual-boot system, so when it decides for some reason that a verification is necessary, I just let the process run while I'm booted into Windows (rather than booting into a live disk), but that obviously isn't ideal.
I did a net-based install, so I never had the 126.96.36.199 kernel mentioned in comment 1. To add some information to the bug report:
Relevant package versions:
$ rpm -q kernel
$ rpm -q dracut
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection (rev 05)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b5)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b5)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev b5)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Z68 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Barts XT [ATI Radeon HD 6800 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Barts HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6800 Series]
03:00.0 USB Controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller
05:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362 AHCI Controller (rev 10)
06:00.0 USB Controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller
07:00.0 PCI bridge: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 1080 (rev 01)
Could you please retry with Fedora 17?
This message is a notice that Fedora 15 is now at end of life. Fedora
has stopped maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 15. It is
Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no
longer maintained. At this time, all open bugs with a Fedora 'version'
of '15' have been closed as WONTFIX.
(Please note: Our normal process is to give advanced warning of this
occurring, but we forgot to do that. A thousand apologies.)
Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, feel free to reopen
this bug and simply change the 'version' to a later Fedora version.
Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that
we were unable to fix it before Fedora 15 reached end of life. If you
would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it
against a later version of Fedora, you are encouraged to click on
"Clone This Bug" (top right of this page) and open it against that
version of Fedora.
Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes
bugs or makes them obsolete.
The process we are following is described here: