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Re: Forthcoming FC4 kernel update, more testing required.



On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 04:18:10PM -0700, Brian Gaynor wrote:
 > On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 18:27 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
 > > On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 03:16:49PM -0700, Brian Gaynor wrote:
 > >  > On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 15:00 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
 > >  > 
 > >  > > Dear Dave & list,
 > >  > >    The latest kernel 2.6.13-1.1526_FC4 is already in 
 > >  > > http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/4/i386/
 > >  > > and can be updated via yum.  I installed it with rpm
 > >  > > -ivh and everyting is working great.
 > >  > 
 > >  > 1526 gives a kernel panic for me during boot on this Dell Inspiron 5160.
 > > 
 > > bugzilla it please, with the full output of the panic.
 > 
 > This is happening early during boot, insmod is failing to load several
 > modules. Last to fail is ext3.ko and the panic sets in immediately
 > after. No file system yet, so I have no logs. 
 > 
 > I have no serial port on this machine to redirect the console output to,
 > is there any other way to capture any more than a screen full of output
 > for bugzilla?

boot with vga=791, and take a pic with digital camera :)

 > Have not had a problem on this machine with any of the earlier FC4
 > release kernels.

9 times out of 10 this is a broken initrd.
Your /etc/modprobe.conf may yield some clues.

		Dave


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