Centos Update 1950 wont boot 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5

PJF sec-alert at socalweb.com
Mon Mar 1 10:56:23 CST 2010


> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-
> bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of J. Epperson
> 
> 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.

Running 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 on a 1950 III with a PERC 6/I here - no issues.

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pjf



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