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2.0.0.32 installation kernel panic
« on: November 16, 2005, 01:43:31 pm »
Hi,

I'm trying to install Pluto from KickCD. Installation finished OK, but after reboot the boot process hangs:

[.. kernel disk detection messages, everything looks fine ..]

umount: devfs: not mounted
mount: unknown filesystem type 'devfs'
umount: devfs: not mounted
pivot_root: No such file or directory
/sbin/init: 432: cannot open dev/console: No such file
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Somewhere I found that recent version of Pluto should use udev instead of devfs, so this looks that initrd still expects devfs support.

Any ideas / hints ?

Lars,
Jirka

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2.0.0.32 installation kernel panic
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2005, 07:57:13 pm »
The initrd works without devfs. That's a legacy message.

What hardware (especially motherboard/chipset) are you running on? It looks like the IDE drivers weren't loaded (or were loaded after another driver and shifted corresponding devices in /dev).

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005, 01:40:38 pm »
Hi,

I've found the issue. The system disk is attached to PCI IDE controller, not the one on MB. Somewhere during the boot process the naming changes, so I had to change the 'root' option in grub to point to the correct disk (hde instead of hda). However, the 'mount' command still reports the disk as hda.

I have also gentoo installation on the same disk (different partition), no problems. I suspect the initrd image, is it possible to get rid of it? Where can I get sources for the kernel used? Are there some pluto-specific patches?

Thanks,
Lars