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Re: request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
Reik Red wrote:
Hello,

The boot sequence of my fedora 7 (x86_32) machine hangs with multiple
messages that state

 request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c
 request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c
 request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c

This happens ONLY when I have plugged in an extra IDE drive which contains
a copy of fedora 8 (x86_64).

I have gleaned from various web searches that the problem may be that
f7 is confused about and/or trying to execute some 64bit code from the
additional hard disk?

Does anyone know how to get around this problem (boot hanging, that is)?
There is lots of hits on the web but I have not been able to synthesize a
solution from what I find.

Reik

Dumb question - are you using partition labels or LVM? If so, are the labels the same on both drives?

Mikkel


That sounds like a very good question, Mikkel!
Short answer is, no LVM, but there may be some partition labels
involved,

But wouldn't grub (or whoever decides these things) pick partitions
from the booted drive instead of some other drive, if they exist?

On the other hand, if I insert the offending hard drive into my fedora 8
system as a third drive, the system boots without problem.

What should I look for? Labels, grub.conf or /etc/fstab?

Reik


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