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


Hi,

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

Cheers

Steve

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of J. Epperson
Sent: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 12:58 AM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
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
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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