Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 798823
f17 alpha anaconda kernel won't boot from hard disk install
Last modified: 2012-02-29 21:13:44 EST
Description of problem:
Just tried to install x86_64 Fedora 17 Alpha from the downloaded DVD iso.
I did my normal hard disk install procedure, copying vmlinuz and initrd.img
to my /mainboot partition where I have a stand alone grub1 setup. I put the
files in the f17 subdir and made this grub.conf entry:
title Install Fedora 17 Alpha
kernel /f17/vmlinuz repo=hd:LABEL=ZOOTY:/downloads/otherinbox/Fedora-17-Alpha-x86_64-DVD/
When I boot that grub entry, it spews messages for a while then freezes
with an error:
dracut: FATAL: No or empty root= argument
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whatever is on the DVD.
Steps to Reproduce:
installer can't boot
get into anaconda screen
I'll attach a photo I took of screen after the freeze.
The smolt profile of this machine is at:
My /dev/sda disk is an SSD drive if that matters.
I installed fedora 16 this way with no problems on the same hardware.
Created attachment 566689 [details]
picture of screen after installer kernel froze up
I went ahead and wrote a DVD from the image, and I can boot into anaconda
from a real DVD (with "normal" or UEFI booting). So I'm guessing the problem
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 785815 ***