Centos Update 1950 wont boot 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5

Steve Tempest Steve.Tempest at gts.apn.com.au
Tue Mar 2 19:58:46 CST 2010


I took your advice and tried recreating the initrd without any success.
I ended out performing the upgrade on another server with identical
hardware and copying the boot files over from it and that has sorted out
my problem.

Thanks for the help



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Sent: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 12:58 AM
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Subject: Re: Centos Update 1950 wont boot 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5

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
> time searching around to see if there are any bugs reported that fit
> 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 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
with the earlier kernel booted, do a manual mkinitrd for the new kernel.

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