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Old 7th September 2008, 21:02
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Default Upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9


I have upgraded my Fedora server and I have run into a problem when trying to boot the new kernel. It seems that it has trouble mounting my / partition. At least it complaints about not being able to mount /dev/root. I am running software raid 1 on a SATA controller and my best guess is that the driver for the controller is not loaded.

After googeling the problem, I can see that this is not an uncommon problem, but I have not been able to find a solution that solves it for me. I tried to compare the initrd/init file in my working kernel and in the new one, and apparently there are some modules that is only loaded in the old kernel (e.g. raid1.ko). I guess that this is the problem, but I have no idea to how I should solve it. I have almost no experience, when it comes to the linux kernel(my upgrade came from a rpm).

Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 8th September 2008, 12:53
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You could create a new initrd as follows:

mv /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img_orig
mkinitrd /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img `uname -r`
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