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Bug 1367181 - kdump fails to start on boot owing to lack of memory or inability to load latest kernel
Summary: kdump fails to start on boot owing to lack of memory or inability to load lat...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 24
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-08-15 19:29 UTC by Rubén Lledó
Modified: 2017-08-08 16:33 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 16:33:32 UTC

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no memory reserved for crash kernel (deleted)
2016-08-15 19:29 UTC, Rubén Lledó
no flags Details
cannot load /boot/vmlinuz (deleted)
2016-08-15 19:29 UTC, Rubén Lledó
no flags Details

Description Rubén Lledó 2016-08-15 19:29:00 UTC
Created attachment 1190964 [details]
no memory reserved for crash kernel

Description of problem:
While booting, message "Failed to start crash recovery kernel arming" can be read.

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

How reproducible:
According to bug 1337626, and after googling a bit, it seems that the problem is a lack of memory reserved to crash kernel (see attachment "boot_1.png"). It is supposed to be fixed by appending "crashkernel=128M" to default grub2 command line or by executing system-config-kdump. For example:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=" SYSFONT=True rd.luks=0 crashkernel=128M KEYTABLE=es LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet"

However, another error comes up. This time is about the inability to load the default kernel (see attachment "boot_2.png")



Comment 1 Rubén Lledó 2016-08-15 19:29:42 UTC
Created attachment 1190965 [details]
cannot load /boot/vmlinuz

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