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Bug 451924 - mkinitrd builds initrd with wrong LVM mount command
Summary: mkinitrd builds initrd with wrong LVM mount command
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-18 07:30 UTC by fedora
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:10:26 UTC

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Description fedora 2008-06-18 07:30:48 UTC
Description of problem:
after upgrading from FC6 to FC9 booting failed with "root not found"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mkinitrd-6.0.52-2.fc9.i386, Kernel

How reproducible:
Remove and install kernel rpm. The automatically generated initrd is broken.
Actual results:
boot failed with "root not found"

Expected results:
normal boot.

Additional info:
It's an LVM machine with both root on /dev/LogVol00/VolGroup00 .

To fix it, I had to do following steps:

extract (cpio) initrd file and edit init script inside:

"mount /sysroot" to "mount -t ext3 -o defaults,ro /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /sysroot"


"switchroot" to "switchroot /sysroot"

And cpio the initrd again.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-06 15:15:53 UTC
Do you still see this with the current mkinitrd?  What does your /etc/fstab look like?

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:41:08 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:10:26 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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