[CentOS] mkinitrd-4.2.1.3-1 unsuitable for 2.6.13+ kernels?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Mon Oct 10 11:18:30 UTC 2005


On Mon, 2005-10-10 at 10:37 +0200, Simen Thoresen wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I have a Opteron-machine with the MPT SCSI-controller (Symbios 53c1030). 
> At least in i386-mode, mkinitrd does not seem to build a usable initrd 
> for 2.6.13.x (.3 tested) with this kernel. With 2.6.12.6 it works fine.
> I have not tested this in x86_64 -mode yet.
> 
> The symptom is that mptbase and mptscsih load, but mptscsih does not 
> discover any controllers nor drives, and things like
> 
> Booting the kernel.
> Red Hat nash version 4.1.18 starting
> mkrootdev: lable / not found
> mount: error 2 mounting ext3
> mount: error 2 mounting none
> switchroot: mount failed : 22
> umount : /initrd/dev failed : 22
> kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init
> 
> occur.
> 
> I have been informed that there are changes to the mpt-driver options 
> between 2.6.12 and 2.6.13, and that part of the menuconfig-screens does 
> indeed look different.
> 
> So - are there any plans for an mkinitrd upgrade, either from CentOS or RH?
> 
> Alternatively, is there a workaround for this problem?
> I have not spent much time picking initrds appart yet, but I will be 
> happy to assist in testing.
> 

There is a new mkinitrd that will be in CentOS-4.2 (should be released
in a few days) ... it is mkinitrd-4.2.1.6-1.i386.rpm.

I don't know if it addresses your problem though.
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