Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89166
first boot fails if OS is installed to a cciss controller that is not c0
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
Description of problem:
If the OS is installed to a cciss controller that is not the first cciss
controller discovered the reboot will fail with:
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 464kB freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a system with >1 smart array controller
2. Install the OS to something other than c0
3. Reboot the system after install completes
Normal boot with no failures or errors
A work around is to boot the system using "root=6902" if root is
on /dev/cciss/c1d0p2. The linuxrc file in the initrd can also be modified.
However the pivotroot message still occurs, but the system completes boot.
Since I don't have hardware configured like that here, can you try the new
mkinitrd at http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/mkinitrd/.ia64/ to see if that fixes
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.