Bug 7492 - Boot error messages indicate possible problem.
Boot error messages indicate possible problem.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-12-01 15:33 EST by bhogan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 16:46:29 EST
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Description bhogan 1999-12-01 15:33:05 EST
/var/log/messages:
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[...]
Dec  1 10:30:14 localhost kernel: change_root: old root has d_count=3
Dec  1 10:30:14 localhost kernel: Trying to unmount old root ... <3>error
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Dec  1 10:30:14 localhost kernel: Change root to /initrd: error -2
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uname -a:
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Linux localhost.localdomain 2.2.12-20 #1 Mon Nov 29 16:31:28 PST 1999 i686
unknown

Other anomalies:
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1. shutdown -h causes kernel panic; shutdown -r does not.

Notes:
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1. Messages appear every time I boot up.

2. There is no directory named "/initrd" that I can see.

2. rpm --rebuilt kernel RPMS with no modifications on my computer.

End of report.
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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-01 16:11:59 EST
The shutdown -h thing; you are (I'm guessing) using a K6-2/3, and
a VIA Apollo chipset?  Take the '-p' out of the end of /etc/rc.d/init.d/halt,
and it will go away.

Are you booting with an initrd? (What does lilo.conf look like?)
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 17:26:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 16:46:59 EST
The problem with the reboot/halt is an issue with the
APM BIOS. The 'error' messages are simply a function
of using an initial ramdisk; they aren't fatal.

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