Bug 981627 - Can not boot kernel 3.9.8-100.fc17.x86_64
Can not boot kernel 3.9.8-100.fc17.x86_64
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-05 06:31 EDT by Herald van der Breggen
Modified: 2013-07-31 22:30 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 22:30:26 EDT
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2013-07-05 06:31 EDT, Herald van der Breggen
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Description Herald van der Breggen 2013-07-05 06:31:41 EDT
Created attachment 769204 [details]

Description of problem:
kernel 3.9.8-100.fc17.x86_64 causes kernel panic when booting (older versions, 3.8.13-100.fc17.x86_64 and before, still work)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
boot the kernel
My hardware: Asus zenbook UX31E

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot

Actual results:
kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount rootfs on unknown-block(0,0)
see also screenshot (attached)

Expected results:
booting normally

Additional info:
I tried upgrading with Fedup, but selecting in grub the 'System Upgrade (fedup)' entry, the same boot problem occurs.
Comment 1 Herald van der Breggen 2013-07-06 13:56:13 EDT
I have been able to upgrade from fc17 to fc19 using fedup. After doing again a "yum update" and "fedup-cli --network 19" I was able to run to installer.

However, I still have problems running the 3.9 kernels (both the fc19 and the fc17 version). I don't see the kernel panic anymore, instead the boot process stops when the logo is shown (so before starting the graphical mode). Then nothing happens. I guess I need to create a new bug report for that, related to Fedora 19. I'll do that later.

Currently I run 3.8 kernel from fc17 on Fedora 19. That works.

It crossed my mind that kernel 3.9 has some new SSD related updates and this laptop has SSD.
Comment 2 Herald van der Breggen 2013-07-06 16:12:18 EDT
created bug report 981898, related to Fedora 19.
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-31 22:30:35 EDT
Fedora 17 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-07-30. Fedora 17 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

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