[CentOS] Kernel-2.6.9-42.0.2EL fails to boot after upgradetoCentOS 4.4

Sun Sep 3 01:47:23 UTC 2006
Benjamin Karhan <simon at pop.psu.edu>

A little birdy told me that Christian Hügel said:

] Heitor Augusto M. Cardozo schrieb:
] > The same problem happened with a server after I upgrade the kernel
] > to 2.6.9-42.0.2.
] > 
] > Another server, with similar configuration, boots normally on new
] > kernel.
] > 
] > Both uses software RAID and LVM2, (/boot on md0 and Logical Volume
] > on md1). Only differences between the servers is HD, on first have
] > two Seagate (ST380013AS Rev: 3.18) 80 GB, another have two
] > Western Digital (WDC WD2000JD-55H Rev: 08.0) 120 GB.
] > 
] > As it is a production server, I didn't make any test to investigate
] > the problem, just boot on previous kernel.
] > 
] > Heitor A. M. Cardozo
] > 
] > 
] Just a short note: the kernel 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL boots fine now on my RAID1
] machine.
] I´m gonna test this days the one from the plus repo.

just to chime in...
  in case it helps anyone identify a problem...
but it wasn't the 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL kernel which broke my
  LILO boots on RAIDed drives...
  i think it was more likely something like "udev"...
  as i was running the 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL fine before the larger
  v4.4 update came out...
  and LILO did not demonstrate the problems i mentioned...
in any case... i wasn't keen on retrograding other packages
  to stabilize the problem...
  instead i chose to jump LILO ahead (the new LILO has so many
  nice features... even just the "-T" switches made it worthwhile)...
the "grubby" problem was something else altogether...
  that's purely a RH package that has been let slip in its
  i wasn't heavily interested in all the maintenance that it
  needed... but i'm a stickler about making sure things "work"
  the way they should...

B. Karhan
simon at pop.psu.edu
PRI/SSRI Unix Administrator