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FC16 can't run kernel later than 3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64

asked 2012-04-12 12:12:15 -0500

sudoyang gravatar image

updated 2013-06-04 03:18:16 -0500

Currently, my system runs on kernel 3.2.7-1.fc16.x8664. There are several kernels after that but I cannot run them. When booting using the newer kernel such as kernel-3.3.1-3.fc16.x8664, the system enters failsafe mode and asks for root's password to login for repair. Apparently, it's stuck unable to startup software raid. cat of /proc/mdstat shows no raid at all. Normally, /proc/mdstat looks like this on my system:

# cat /proc/mdstat 
Personalities : [raid1] 
md127 : active raid1 sdb1[3]
      1953510841 blocks super 1.2 [2/1] [U_]

unused devices: <none>

this RAID-1 is incomplete at the moment because of some other issue with FC16 (there's another message on this).

Again, if I boot back into kernel 3.2.7 it works fine again.

Any idea how to troubleshoot this? I think it's software raid on FC16.

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answered 2012-04-12 14:19:00 -0500

Akshay gravatar image

try this one sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

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