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Old 10-29-2008, 04:34 PM
"Tom London"
 
Default Oops. F10 Beta ate my laptop

2008/10/29 Daryll Strauss <daryll.strauss@gmail.com>:
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> I had a chance to install F10 Beta on a new laptop a couple weeks back.
> Because it was a laptop, I chose the encrypt disk option. I was updating my
> system with the latest code as it arrived, usually the same day. Everything
> has been great, until today.
>
> Last night another 50 or so packages updated, and since it included a
> kernel, I shut down. This morning when I booted the laptop, it starts up and
> shows that it is booting Fedora 9.92. I see the blue/white bar appear and
> make progress.
>
> Normally it would stop shortly after this starts and prompt me for my
> password. That never happened. Instead it the blue bar progressed all the
> way to the right side of the screen, the Fedora 9.92 text turned white, and
> then the it just sat there.
>
> I tried hitting escape during the process, but that brings up an empty
> console with a blinking cursor, but no text. So I don't seem to have any
> more diagnostic information available.
>
> One other caveat in terms of complete disclosure. I was running the nVidia
> drivers. With my previous updates that hasn't been an issue. The kernel
> updates and I don't get X when the system restarts. I then reinstall the
> nVidia package and reboot the system where everything comes up normally. I
> don't believe this is related to the problem, but I hate when my customers
> leave details out of their requests. Nothing else is particularly unusual
> about the system.
>
> I'm not sure what to try next. If there's more diagnostics I can collect,
> let me know. If someone has a suggestion as how to get my laptop back to a
> bootable state, that would great. It would be a PITA if I had to reinstall,
> but not the end of the world.
>
> Let me know,
> - |Daryll
>

See this BZ: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468856

Believe there is an issue with the Rawhide mkinird and encrypted disk
partitions.

If you have a previous kernel, you should be able to boot with that.

BZ describes reverting mkinitrd and rebuilding the initrd, but I
suspect a "fix" is in the works.

Hope this helps.

tom
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:43 PM
"Daryll Strauss"
 
Default Oops. F10 Beta ate my laptop

You are correct kind Sir. Once I hit the space bar quickly enough to catch grub, I went back to kernel 51 and it boots just fine. I need to make sure I save that one! Thanks for the help and speedy reply.

- |Daryll


On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Tom London <selinux@gmail.com> wrote:





See this BZ: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468856



Believe there is an issue with the Rawhide mkinird and encrypted disk

partitions.



If you have a previous kernel, you should be able to boot with that.



BZ describes reverting mkinitrd and rebuilding the initrd, but I

suspect a "fix" is in the works.



Hope this helps.



tom

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:24 PM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default Oops. F10 Beta ate my laptop

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:43:16 -0700,
Daryll Strauss <daryll@daryll.net> wrote:
> You are correct kind Sir. Once I hit the space bar quickly enough to catch
> grub, I went back to kernel 51 and it boots just fine. I need to make sure I
> save that one! Thanks for the help and speedy reply.

Note that you don't need to stay on that kernel. That boot option works because
the initrd for that kernel was build with an older version of mkinitrd
(presumably when it was installed). You can use the older version of mkinitrd
to rebuilt the initrd for later kernels if you are interested in testing
them sooner rather than later.

If you have encryption over raid, then there is some tweaking to be done.

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