Kernel-2.6.25-0.40.rc1.git2.fc9.i686 doesn't boot in rawhide

Bill Nottingham notting at
Fri Feb 15 15:48:37 UTC 2008

Jarod Wilson (jwilson at said: 
> > It has to 
> > do with the kernel used to build your initrd. Newer kernels (2.6.25-git)
> > rearrange sysfs - things that were directories are now symlinks, etc. This
> > hurts mkinitrd pretty badly - it can't find the root devices right, to
> > include the right drivers.
> >
> > So any initrd built on 2.6.25-x will fail. The attached patch (which
> > is a utter hack) fixes it for me.
> Built on, or built for? My failure case was an initrd for 2.6.25-x built while 
> running a 2.6.24 kernel.

'Built on a kernel where /sys/block/* are all symlinks'; whether that's
just 2.6.25, or one of our 2.6.24 kernels, I'm not sure.

Then again, there could be multiple issues.


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