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Bug 80829 - Bad : RH8 not boot - kernel panic
Summary: Bad : RH8 not boot - kernel panic
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-31 18:32 UTC by SPurnelle
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:21 UTC

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log of installation (deleted)
2003-01-02 13:27 UTC, SPurnelle
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Description SPurnelle 2002-12-31 18:32:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
I upgrade from RedHat 7.3 to 8.0
When I boot, I have these messages : 
EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock
mount: error 22 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed 2
umount /initrd/proc failed 2
Freeing unused kernel memory : 192K freed 
kernel panic : no init found : try massing init = option to kernel

All partitions have ext3 file system and e2fsck is correct avec 
the partition have a journal.

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Comment 1 SPurnelle 2002-12-31 21:24:32 UTC
Why after the installation, grub.conf as not configured correctly ?
I have the linux system and a small partition for Windows Y2K.

With the rescue disc and some manipulation (daemon and conf X), I update the 
system with RHN update.  But the grub not configured to.

The system can not be installed because is update from a downloaded 
distribution ?

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-01 11:13:40 UTC
what kind of controller are your disks attached to ?

Comment 3 SPurnelle 2003-01-01 14:12:31 UTC
I use IDE controller
struture : 
-> hda1 FAT32  
-> hda2 EXT3-FS    root
-> hda3 EXT3-FS    ....
-> hda4 logical 
   -> hda5         ....    
   -> hda6         ....

Comment 4 SPurnelle 2003-01-01 15:48:52 UTC
I downloaded from errata RH 8 the kernel : kernel-2.4.18-19.8.0.athlon.rpm.
I installed it with rescue CD with command : rpm -ivh .....
RPm says : "error grubby : ... template not found ".
I manually configured the grub.conf.  

NOW, I have a other error : 
Kmod : failed to exec /sbin/modprob -s -k block-major-8, error = 2

Comment 5 SPurnelle 2003-01-02 12:11:28 UTC
I describe sur procedure for reproduce this bug : 
1 : install Redhat 7.3 
2 : use RHN and update agent for update the distrib.
3 : download RedHat 8.0 from web-site
4 : burn CDs
5 : install with upgrade mode.
  - WARNING : for CD boot : the APIC must be set (in 7.3 : NO)  
  - WARNING : anaconda prevent with a message that some RPM is more recently 
than RPM on RH8.  It's normal for me.

I ask a question : Why the kernel installed and the jernek download with update 
agent have for exemple kernel-2.4.18-19.8.0debug .  

are they some problems with donwloaded distributions ?
Can anyone answer today ?
RedHat Linux is my main OS, it's not for gaming and tests, It's for working 
(web-devellopement, linux web site).

Comment 6 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-02 12:16:35 UTC
  - WARNING : for CD boot : the APIC must be set (in 7.3 : NO)  

what do you mean by that ?

Comment 7 SPurnelle 2003-01-02 12:29:05 UTC
With RH 7.3, in my BIOS, the APIC function was disabled.
When I make the first CD-boot of RH8 install, while the boot, the system halt 
on a message "VSR00002" I think.  I go to my BIOS, I set the APIC function with 
MIPS mode 1.4, and the install-CD boot correctly.

For the last kernel-panic, I don't have scsi hardware, but I have a cd-writer 
which must have ide-scsi emulation.

Comment 8 SPurnelle 2003-01-02 13:27:37 UTC
Created attachment 89052 [details]
log of installation

Comment 9 Ben LaHaise 2003-01-02 16:29:32 UTC
Could you collect all of the boot messages from the boot CD via a serial
console?  Booting with console=ttyS0,38400 will send all kernel messages to com1
at 38400 bps.

Comment 10 SPurnelle 2003-01-02 16:47:22 UTC
You suppose that I have a modem connection.
But, I have a ADSL connection. 
WARNING, when I read the list of messages during boot, some messages show 
errors that I not read correctly because these messages appair fastly. 

Comment 11 SPurnelle 2003-01-02 20:37:05 UTC
If I re-install all of RH8.  Include formatinf partition and configuration.
is it a chance to have a linux that work ?

Comment 12 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:21 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
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