Bug 89166 - first boot fails if OS is installed to a cciss controller that is not c0
first boot fails if OS is installed to a cciss controller that is not c0
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
2.1
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-04-18 17:37 EDT by Mike Miller (OS Dev)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-27 09:35:36 EDT
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Description Mike Miller (OS Dev) 2003-04-18 17:37:45 EDT
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):
2.4.18-e.27

How reproducible:
Evey time

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
    
Actual results:
Kernel panic

Expected results:
Normal boot with no failures or errors

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike Miller (OS Dev) 2003-04-18 17:41:16 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-22 22:31:48 EDT
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
the problem?
Comment 3 Bill Peck 2003-05-27 09:35:36 EDT
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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2003-170.html

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