[CentOS] kernel not booting after update

Spiro Harvey spiro at knossos.net.nz
Fri Nov 13 00:53:39 UTC 2009

> I would backup ALL your file systems off that disk, perhaps using a 

This is a fresh install, so that's not an issue.

> Linux rescue CD, then configure the controller in the BIOS for JBOD,
> use a rescue disk to build mdraid partitions, and restore your files
> from the backups.   you may have to rebuild the /boot/initrd on the
> system to dump the fakeraid (dmraid) driver and enable the mdraid
> native linux raid driver

I'm interested in knowing why the machine isn't booting some kernels,
but will happily boot another. I figure if it's a hardware issue, then
it should be an all-or-nothing issue? I'm positive this is the same
spec as the last servers built for this same purpose, but the others
are now on the other side of the country, so I can't access them to

So assuming the hardware is exactly the same, and assuming there's
something in the -164 kernel that doesn't like that particular fake
raid card, then I still can't see why I can't boot the -128 kernel as
that's what the other boxes have running. :/

Spiro Harvey                  Knossos Networks Ltd
021-295-1923                  www.knossos.net.nz
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