|Summary:||upgraded install fails on startup with missing init|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Benjamin Reed <ranger>|
|Component:||mkinitrd||Assignee:||Erik Troan <ewt>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-01-26 16:17:42 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Benjamin Reed 2003-01-06 21:04:41 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20030105 Chimera/0.6+ Description of problem: I've upgraded a RedHat 8.0 installation to phoebe, and it appears that init has somehow gotten messed up. If I boot from the supplied kernel or from the boot floppy created during install, I get a kernel panic about a missing init. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install RedHat 8.0 (using software raid stripe root, but /boot on a separate non-raid partition) 2. Upgrade to phoebe 3. Boot Actual Results: Kernel panic. It appears mkrootdev is failing, but it is unclear why. Expected Results: Startup. =) Additional info: The last bits of the kernel startup look like this: Creating block devices Creating root device mkrootdev: mknod failed: 17 Mounting root filesystem mount: error 19 mounting ext3 pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2 umount /initrd/proc failed: 2 Freeing unused kernel memory: 128k freed Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init=option to kernel. I've also tried booting from the rescue disk, and then chrooting into the system. If I then run "init 5", I get a different, but seemingly related, bug: # chroot /mnt/sysimage sh-2.05b# su - su(pam_unix): session opened for user root by (uid=0) [root@localhost root]# init 5 init: timeout opening/writing control channel /dev/initctl [root@localhost root]# I'm not convinced it's necessarily SysVinit, but something is definitely wrong here somewhere early in the init process.
Comment 1 Benjamin Reed 2003-01-06 22:51:12 UTC
I'm sorry, I missed this the first time around. Further up in the startup, I get: md: bind<hda3,1> md: bind<hdc3,2> md: running: <hdc3><hda3> md: hdc3's event counter: 00000048 md: hda3's event counter: 00000048 md: personality 2 is not loaded! md: do_md_run() returned -22 md: md0 stopped. md: unbind<hdc3,1> md: export_rdev(hdc3) md: unbind<hda3,0> md: export_rdev(hda3) md: .. autorun DONE. ...which makes it look like it's not loading the raid stuff for some reason. Does that help?
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2003-01-14 22:23:49 UTC
are you using lilo or grub?
Comment 3 Benjamin Reed 2003-01-14 22:27:08 UTC
I'm using the default, I believe, which I guess would be grub. But I have a hard time believing grub is the problem if I boot the rescue disk and chroot to the partition and still can't init... I unfortunately don't have the test system anymore, I needed to format it for other testing related to work, so I can't give you more specifics, but bootloader appeared to not be the issue. I could bypass that by chrooting from a rescue.
Comment 4 Erik Troan 2003-01-26 16:17:42 UTC
there is a known problem in mkinitrd w/ systems using raid that has been fixed in rawhide -- I'm going to guess that was it since you can't test the fix