Centos Update 1950 wont boot 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Mon Mar 1 08:57:36 CST 2010


On Mon, March 1, 2010 03:05, Steve Tempest wrote:
> The server has the PERC 6/i raid controller and it boots just find
> running an earlier kernel (2.6.18-53.1.21.el5). I've spent a fair bit of
> time searching around to see if there are any bugs reported that fit this
> problem and can't find any.
>
> Below is what comes up on the screen when booking off the newer kernel
> 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5:
>
> Red Hat nash version 5.1.19.6 starting
>
> unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
>
> mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
>
> setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
>
> setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
>
> setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
>
> switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
>
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
>
>
>
> I'm not sure what exactly is the issue here as the raid controller was
> working just fine with the earlier version of the kernel?
>

This smells like a busted initrd.  Check if the initrd file for it looks
curiously truncated.  If so (and maybe if not, won't break anything else)
with the earlier kernel booted, do a manual mkinitrd for the new kernel.



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