Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 809413
Kernel crash running Fedora 16 install DVD (anaconda)
Last modified: 2012-11-14 09:52:16 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to run the Fedora 16 installer off DVD (GUI & text) to upgrade my Fedora 14 install, at around the point where it is looking for existing installations (before choosing whether to upgrade or install) the kernel crashes with a message that starts:
kernel bug security/selinux/ss/services.c:655
invalid opcode 0000 [#1] SMP
Pid: 855, comm: anaconda
<snip loads of register stuff I didn't write down>
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 16 install DVD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot PC into installer.
2. Step through initial language/keyboard pages.
3. See crash.
I cannot use pre-upgrade as I would prefer as it does not yet support /boot on mirrored RAID, which I have. Basically, I can't install F16 at the moment.
I have not yet had a chance to try booting the installer with the selinux=0 option (just in case); it'll be a couple of weeks now before I can get a chance. I also plan to try the F16 Live DVD when I get a chance to download it.
I don't have the capability to boot with a serial console either, so I don't think I can catch the exact output.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> When trying to run the Fedora 16 installer off DVD (GUI & text) to upgrade my
> Fedora 14 install, at around the point where it is looking for existing
> installations (before choosing whether to upgrade or install) the kernel
> crashes with a message that starts:
> kernel bug security/selinux/ss/services.c:655
> invalid opcode 0000 [#1] SMP
> Pid: 855, comm: anaconda
> <snip loads of register stuff I didn't write down>
So all that stuff you didn't write down is what we'd need to go from.
However, we can't remaster the F16 release media. Can you try the F17 nightly liveCDs or the upcoming F17 Beta?
I had the chance to try booting the DVD with selinux=0 last night and that does seem to bypass the crash. I plan to actually try the upgrade again next weekend or maybe the one after that.
When I come to do it (or before if I have the time) I'll take a photo of the kernel crash output (dunno why I didn't think of that at the time) and attach it here.
Created attachment 577553 [details]
Photo of kernel crash report
OK, here's as best a photo as I could get of the crash. Looks like all the info's legible.
The crash occurs very shortly *after* I select which OS I wish to upgrade (I have 2 F14s, a 32-bit and a 64-bit on diff. partitions).
Although I'm not sure yet which I'm choosing as the /dev/md names have changed ...
(In reply to comment #3)
> Created attachment 577553 [details]
> Photo of kernel crash report
> OK, here's as best a photo as I could get of the crash. Looks like all the
> info's legible.
> The crash occurs very shortly *after* I select which OS I wish to upgrade (I
> have 2 F14s, a 32-bit and a 64-bit on diff. partitions).
> Although I'm not sure yet which I'm choosing as the /dev/md names have changed
That's a bit more helpful, but as I said earlier there isn't much we can do about F16 install media at this point.
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