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Re: Can't boot kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5



Mel wrote:
I didn't get a response to my last post so I must have done something wrong. Let me try again with a different subject.

I am trying to solve a boot problem.

What I think happened was that a series of fast AC power transients caused my system to attempt power recover many( don't know how many) times quickly.

A file somewhere is corrupt. I cannot boot into
kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 without getting a panic.

I can boot into kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 with no problem.

Thanks to some help here, I removed and reinstalled kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5.

This did not solve the problem. After reinstalling, I still get the panic with kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 and kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 still boots OK.

What power recovery related file might be corrupt that would affect one kernel and not another but not be deleted/replaced with a remove and reinstall of the kernel?

Mel


There is a problem with the new FC-5 kernel when you have / on raid 5 arrays. mkinitrd is trying to load raid5 when it should be loading raid456. If this is your problem, then the fix is to boot into a working kernel and do:

mkinitrd -vf --with=raid456 /boot/initrd-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5.img \ 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5

There is a bz on this, don't recall the number.

HTH.

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Old Fart
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