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Fedora 17, boot failure, after kernel upgrade from 3.6.11-5.fc17.x86_64

asked 2013-02-02 17:10:59 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 21:14:25 -0500

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On a dell 7400 workstation, The following error began to appear after upgrading to kernels newer than 3.6.11-5. /boot is on /dev/sda3 and is of filesystem type ext3, is this perhaps no longer permitted, or is there another cause?

Scanning and configuring dmradi supported devices
Scanning logical volumes
  Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
  Found volume group "VolGroup00" using metadata type lvm2
Activating logical volumes
  6 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup00" now active
Trying to resume from /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01
No suspend signature on swap, not resuming
Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
EXT3-fs: dm-3: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240).
mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: Invalid argument
Setting up other filessystems.
Setting up new root fs
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
no fstab.sys, mouting 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!
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answered 2013-08-27 12:20:08 -0500

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This is an old question, but in case it comes up again, this is usually the result of something going wrong in initramfs creation. I would recommend 'dracut --force' you can specify a kernel version with the --kver argument as well.

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