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Old 22nd January 2009, 01:08 PM
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Upgrade F9 -> F10 - unable to boot - bad initrd

Hello everybody,


It's become a tradition since I've installed FC6 on my machine: after each Fedora upgrade, the PC hangs at reboot because of a badly make initrd !

I found this post a while ago that helped me to solve the problem by rebuilding the initrd with the right librairies in it: http://www.nabble.com/a-Thanksgiving...d13901156.html
So for each upgrade I've done the last 2 years I had to follow again these instructions to rebuild the initrd.

I've just finished the upgrade from F9 to F10 and I faced the following friendly message:

Code:
acpiphp_glue: failed to register interrupt notify handler
/bin/nash: error while loading shared libraries: libm.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
Allright, not a surprise in fact. While rebuilding the initrd I discovered there's no more /lib/i686/nosegneg/ directory in Fedora10's initrd.
Therefore I reinstalled the libm-2.9.so library as follows:

Code:
cd /tmp/myinitrd/lib/
cp /lib/libm-2.9.so .
ln -s /lib/libm-2.9.so libm.so.6
Once the initrd rebuilt, I rebooted and faced a second friendly message:

Code:
acpiphp_glue: failed to register interrupt notify handler
init[1]: segfault at 0 ip 00000000 sp bf9ed71c error 4 in ld-2.9.so[110000+20000]
Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
I searched for posts reporting problems with segfault in ld-2.9.so but didn't find anything. So now I'm with a successfully upgraded fedora 10 system that refuses to boot.

By the way, I've done the upgrade using the netinstall CD, all the packages have been retreived online without errors and I think I've therefore the latest versions.


Do you have any idea or suggestion to help me making this F10 box to start ?

Thanks.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 11:39 PM
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Hello:

Have you tried making a new initrd with mkinitrd for the default F10 kernel ?

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Old 23rd January 2009, 11:24 AM
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Hi Seve,


I tried to make a new initrd but not with the default F10 kernel I guess.

The netinstall CD took the kernel version 2.6.27.9-159.fc10.i686. The new initrd is 100Ko bigger than the initial one. It may hold more modules/librairies which isn't a so bad thing.

Then, as the message acpiphp_glue failed was worrying me, I tried the famous "acpi=off" kernel option at boot time. I got the following messages at boot time:

Code:
cpufreq: change to state 1 failed with new_state 0 and status 2
init[1]: segfault at 0 ip 00000000 sp bfac2fec error 4 in ld-2.9.so[110000+20000]
Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
So at least the first line changed... :-(

Do you think using the original kernel (and initrd rebuilt by mkinitrd using this original kernel drivers) might help, Seve ?


I'm still unable to boot my F10 box. Any help is more than welcomed.

Unfortunately if I can't start my system in the next 8 hours I'll have to roll-back and restore the / partition. Then I'll have no other choice than starting to move to another Linux distribution like CentOS or so...
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Old 23rd January 2009, 08:29 PM
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Hello:
At this point you have very little to lose from what I can see?

mkinitrd -f /boot/2.6.27.9-159.fc10.i686.img 2.6.27.9-159.fc10.i686

or since you can boot fine, then download a different kernel
http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/rel...6/os/Packages/
Which you will have to force to be installed as it is older than the kernel you currently have and see if you can successfully boot from that?

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Old 23rd January 2009, 10:30 PM
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Hi Seve,

I've downgraded my machine back to Fedora9. I restored my / and /var/ partitions (previously backuped using partimage) and it started allright.

Now I think I'm going to sleep, the last 2 days have been terrible because of this failed F10 upgrade. I think I'll move my system to CentOS or so... I need to find a linux distribution that fully supports system upgrade.


Thank you for your support.

Cheers,
Malbrouck.
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