Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 969076
DVD Installation stops with "/dev/root does not exist"
Last modified: 2013-10-01 20:23:53 EDT
Created attachment 754935 [details]
Description of problem:
Booting the F19 Beta DVD and selecting installation get:
[ OK ] Reached target Basic System.
dracut-initqueue: Warning: Could not boot.
dracut-initqueue: Warning: /dev/root does not exist
Starting Dracut Emergency Shell...
Warning: /dev/root does not exist
At this point I have been dumped to the emergency shell so was able to retrieve the sosreport.txt. I should also note there is quite a long gap after the last [OK] and the "warnings" that follow.
NB: I was using text mode because I thought it had locked bringing up the graphical Anaconda (due to the aforementioned delay after [OK]). Ultimately behavior is the same in either.
Hardware is Sony VAIO, model VPCEH. Installation media is a DVD burnt from Fedora-19-Beta-x86_64-DVD.iso, checksum (57ef66bdef119600887db0b5bba16e5a1f4625cbf1361c9f1c6416cf5432ba9e) checks out.
Created attachment 754960 [details]
Booted with rd.debug and got some additional output in the journal. Same symptoms persist.
I checksummed the DVD itself (rather than the ISO I burnt from) and got the same checksum:
This matches that provided on https://fedoraproject.org/static/checksums/Fedora-19-Beta-x86_64-CHECKSUM
re-assigning to anaconda as this is a boot problem on the installer DVD
What does /etc/udev/rules.d/90-anaconda.rules look like when you hit the debug shell? It should have a rule matching the cmdline's stage2 label in there that runs anaconda-diskroot
Have you tried booting the same DVD image from USB?
(In reply to Brian C. Lane from comment #6)
> What does /etc/udev/rules.d/90-anaconda.rules look like when you hit the
> debug shell? It should have a rule matching the cmdline's stage2 label in
> there that runs anaconda-diskroot
No such file exists.
> Have you tried booting the same DVD image from USB?
No, I don't have a USB available for this at the moment - I am about to try the netinstall disk though.
(In reply to Stephen Gordon from comment #7)
> > Have you tried booting the same DVD image from USB?
> No, I don't have a USB available for this at the moment - I am about to try
> the netinstall disk though.
Interestingly the net install CD has indeed gotten past this point, I'm still concerned the "regular" DVD didn't appear to work though.
We have tried burning F19 Beta x86_64 DVD again and booting in a BIOS machine and in a UEFI machine. Everything worked OK.
Tried to boot Netinst x86_64 ISO image from USB (unetbootin 584) and got the same error. Lenovo T400.
I have seen this problem once, when booting from USB. The problem was that the kernel didn't detect the USB device and therefore couldn't find a partition with the particular label. "sda" (internal disk) was detected, but "sdb" (USB thumb drive) was not present at all. Unfortunately I don't have the logs.
When I rebooted and booted from the same USB medium (no change whatsoever), the system booted fine.
As user "techtonik" points, maybe this bug is related to 963003
I get exactly the same problem installing the fedora 19 dvd image from usb on a Dell Inspiron 5721.
@Edwars, did you try x64_64 version on non-UEFI system?
Yes, if I set the BIOS to boot up in legacy mode it installs fine. Here is the sosreport.txt I get when booting in UEFI: http://pastebin.com/4stUgUDN
This is fixed for me now. It turned out to be a problem with the usb created by unetbootin. Using liveusb-creator instead works. See https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/2013-September/441380.html