Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 847191
Cannot boot since kernel 3.3
Last modified: 2012-08-20 09:51:48 EDT
Description of problem:
I have been unable to boot since kernel 3.3. Workaround by using LiveCD to get to a usable terminal and then renaming old 3.2 kernels to the current kernel. However, I noticed recent kernel is now 3.4 and worried that the old kernels will soon be lost.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Freezes at "Started Display Manager [OK]"
I cannot choose a different kernel at the start from GRUB, and machine freezes at Started Display Manger [OK]
Some other failures on screen include:
Started LSB: Mount and unmount network filesystems. [OK]
Failed to start LSB: Starts and stops login iSCSI daemon [Failed]
Started Sendmail Mail Transport Agent [OK]
Failed to start LSB: Starts and stops login and scan... iSCSI devices. [Failed]
Started Sendmail Mail Transport Client [OK]
Failed to start LSB: Builds and install new kmods from akmod packages [Failed]
this looks like you have akmods setup to use the nvidia binary driver?
if that hasn't been updated to cope with newer kernels, then that would explain why X isn't starting.
Alternatively, switch back to using nouveau.
I has the same problem in fact grub2 didn't blacklistlist nouveau so there is a conflict between nouveau and kmod-nvidia.
My solution lacklistlist nouveau in grub2 files (ie in /etc/default/grub), I have added
Is this working for you now with the suggestions given?
Yes, I updated akmods to the newest version and I have been able to start using 3.4.7 (I think I recopied the most recent kernel back.)