Fedora Installation :: F12 Upgrade - Boot Failure / No Root Device Found
Jun 1, 2010
I'm a long time Linux user. Finally got around to upgrading my Fedora 11 system to Fedora 12 by using the 'preupgrade' tool. The upgrade appeared to go well (downloaded packages, rebooted into installer, etc). However, now that the upgrade is complete, I'm unable to boot my system.
Here's my configuration:
200Mb /boot partition (ext3)
52Gb / partition (ext4 - managed as logical volume)
2Gb swap partition (managed as logical volume)
20Gb /spare partition (ext3 - managed as logical volume) .....
All worked fine under Fedora 11 for the last few months. Grub now presents me with 'Fedora' and 'Windows XP' boot options. The /boot/grub/menu.lst file is essentially the same as it was for Fedora 11, except for the different kernel versions, etc. The boot sequence shows the Fedora bubble (??) and gets about 80% full when the screen goes black and the message displayed is:
No root device found
Boot has failed, sleeping forever
If I boot Windows, all works fine.
Am able to boot using a SystemRescueCD disk. The disks all look okay and I can mount/modify all partitions, etc. The grub menu.lst file read as follows (sorry, typed in, not copied):
title Fedora (184.108.40.206-99.fc12.i686.PAE)
root (hd0,0) .....
I have installed Fedora 12 on my HP laptop which has got a NVIDIA graphics card. I have got latest F12 kernel 2.6.32 as well as default kernel 2.6.31.I have installed Nvidia Proprietary Drivers and modified grub.conf file for 2.6.32 kernel saying blacklist nouvaue so that it can load NVIDIA drivers ...After that I am able to successfully boot into 2.6.32 kernel with Nvidia Proprietary Drivers.Everything seems to be fine .. But suddenly today when I tried to boot into F12 2.6.32 kernel I got the following error
Code: No Root Device Found Boot Failed, Sleeping Forever
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We previously had the server booting from the LUNs on the filer, but after some tinkering around with the fibre channel BIOS, we have the situation where the LUNS seem to be mounted, the OS boots, starts to initialise everything but then stalls, saying:
We have tried loads of combinations of settings in the BIOS and fibre channel BIOS without any success or any idea what may have caused the error.
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fdisk -l : Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 78782463 39390208 5 Extended /dev/sda2 78782760 211897349 66557295 7 HPFS/NTFS
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I doubt that this is what was needed (as I had that already when it didn't work, but I might be required in addition to installing dmraid)
# update-initramfs -a
After installing this, the problem was solved!! This is strange since I don't recall uninstalling this package or changing anything important, for that matter (perhaps did apt-get upgrade, but that's about it!). [URL]
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