Bug 9059 - Selecting 'rescue' at image: prompt for CDROM causes VFS hang
Selecting 'rescue' at image: prompt for CDROM causes VFS hang
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-01 23:51 EST by Chris Cogdon
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 11:23:41 EST
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Description Chris Cogdon 2000-02-01 23:56:59 EST
(okay... lets actually add some comments, now ;)

I boot from CDROM and type 'rescue' at the prompt. The kernel boots
successfully, but hangs with the following errors:

VFS: Cannot open root device 08:32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:32

I know that 08:32 is /dev/sdc. I have a aic7xxx-style controller installed but
the ROM writer at /dev/sdc is turned /off/.

However... if I use 'linux resuce' instead of 'rescue' it boots okay. (Apart
from the fact that the rescue facilities presented are very poor... perhaps if
'rescue' worked properly then there wouldnt be a problem ??)
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-02-03 11:23:59 EST
The rescue image is an important area we are currently examining...

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