I am working on a project were I need to use a 188.8.131.52 kernel so I installed a fresh copy of FC6 which works fine. I downloaded the 184.108.40.206 kernel and compiled it on my thinkpad x60 and everything installs fine. When I boot into the 220.127.116.11 kernel I get a kernel panic. Here is the relevant part of the output:
Scanning logical volumes
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
No volume groups found
Activating logical volumes
Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
Trying to resume from /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Setting up other filesystems.
Setting up new root fs
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
Switching to new root and running init.
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
I have read many forums and post and this issue seems to often cause when there are changes to the hardware that the kernel is running on or when the system is using a raid configuration. This is not the case in my situation. I have compiled the kernel on the same hardware...here are the step I took for the 18.104.22.168 kernel compilation (as root):
tar xjf linux-22.214.171.124.tar.bz2
cp /boot/config-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 .config
make menuconfig (added -custom string)
I checked the /boot/grub/grub.conf and /etc/fstab and boot match up. Here are the entries:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (126.96.36.199-custom)
kernel /vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-custom ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
I tried adding selinux=0 and enforcing=0 to the grub entry but get the same results with the kernel panic.
I have been stuck on this for what seems like too long so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.