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Old 02-01-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
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Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init


Just restored my RHEL 5.3 LINUX system to to different hardware using MONDO. Now while I was successful in doing this on my 32bit system, my 64bit system is giving me the following errors when trying to boot from GRUB:

mount: could not find filestystem '/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

Here is what I have done in an attempt to resolve:

1. reboot system off of red hat rescue cd
2. changed all my devices in the fstab to not point to LABELS but to the actual device I am trying to mount ex:.. /dev/cciss/c0d0p*
3. reconfigured kernel using mkinitrd -v -f initrd*****.img (kernel)
4. changed the mtab, grub.conf and devices file to point to the correct devices and not labels
5. reboot
And continues to give me the same kernel error. ANY HELP is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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First off, if you copied entire partitions, LABELS should be just fine.

That device paths are very strange to me, never saw it. Cna you post details of your old and new hardware? As much as possible, with the special attention to MB chipset and HDD contrlorers. Also, have you used RAID on any of the systems?
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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First of all thanks for replying. Here is the current Partition information of the original system:

Disk /dev/sda: 292.3 GB, 292326211584 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 35539 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1275 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1276 4335 24579450 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 4336 5610 10241437+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 5611 35539 240404692+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 5611 6885 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 6886 8160 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 8161 35539 219921786 83 Linux


VFSTAB.orig

LABEL=/ / ext3 noatime,noacl 1 1
LABEL=/home /home ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
LABEL=/var /var ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
LABEL=/tmp /tmp ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
LABEL=/opt /opt ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0


Here is what the grub.conf looks like:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
#splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
#hiddenmenu
title Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-128.1.1.0.1.el5)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.1.1.0.1.el5 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-128.1.1.0.1.el5.img


Original device.map file:
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0) /dev/sda


Here are the same files on the system that I have cloned from the original to different hardware:

Partition Table of cloned system:

Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 146.7 GB, 146778685440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17844 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 * 1 1276 10249438+ 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 1277 4337 24587482+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/cciss/c0d0p3 4338 4720 3076447+ 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p4 4721 17844 105418530 5 Extended
/dev/cciss/c0d0p5 4721 5103 3076416 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p6 5104 5486 3076416 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p7 5487 10586 40965718+ 83 Linux



FSTAB.clone:

/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 / ext3 noatime,noacl 1 1
/dev/cciss/c0d0p3 /home ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
/dev/cciss/c0d0p7 /opt ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
/dev/cciss/c0d0p6 /tmp ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
/dev/cciss/c0d0p5 /var ext3 noatime,noacl 1 2
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 swap swap defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0


grub.conf.clone

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
#splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
#hiddenmenu
title Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-128.1.1.0.1.el5)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.1.1.0.1.el5 ro root=/dev/cciss/c0d0p1
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-128.1.1.0.1.el5.img

device.map.clone

# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0) /dev/cciss/c0d0
 
Old 02-02-2010, 05:51 AM   #4
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I would guess that your problem is related to cciss kernel driver. It's for HP Smar-tarray controller that you obviously have on your new sever. maybe you heed to change the type of the driver in initrd image or was it somwhere it /etc/folder? I think I have done something like that when I changed my motherboard from ATI to Nvidia chipset.

You could plug in some other SAS disk and install RHEL and use that kernel and settings for your current server.

Last edited by DrLove73; 02-02-2010 at 06:07 AM.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 08:29 AM   #5
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DrLove73,

How can I recompile the kernel to have the cciss driver recognized?
 
Old 02-02-2010, 02:41 PM   #6
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You could plug in some other SAS disk and install RHEL and use that kernel and settings for your current server.
 
  


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