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Old 6th December 2009, 01:35 AM
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FC12 boot failure: dracut FATAL don't know how to handle 'root=/root'

Hello:

I upgraded to FC12 with preupgrade and all seemed to go well until I rebooted and now I get the following set of messages:

dracut: FATAL Don't know how to handle 'root = /root'
dracut : Refusing to continue
dracut: FATAL Don't know how to handle 'root = /root'
dracut : Refusing to continue

Signal Caught!

Boot has failed, Sleeping Forever

and the system hangs at this point.

I have no idea how to solve this issue. My grub.conf is bwlow as is the contents of /boot and /boot/grub.

I really need to get this running as it has a pair of vBulletin discussion web that are paid sites - owners are underatanding to a point but still....help is greatly appreciated and credit given for any assistance publically.

ll /boot
=====
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1459323 Nov 21 21:40 System.map-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 103316 Nov 21 21:40 config-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 May 17 2008 efi
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 161956 Oct 13 19:13 elf-memtest86+-4.00
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Dec 5 08:48 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10857405 Dec 5 01:38 initramfs-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686.img
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Sep 4 2005 lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 160280 Oct 13 19:13 memtest86+-4.00
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 1024 Dec 5 07:06 newinit
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Dec 5 03:54 upgrade
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3388352 Nov 21 21:40 vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 499093 Oct 9 15:09 xen-3.4.1.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7318878 Oct 9 15:09 xen-syms-3.4.1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Dec 4 23:30 xen.gz -> xen-3.4.1.gz

ll /boot/grub
========
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 63 May 27 2009 device.map
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13208 Dec 5 02:33 e2fs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12520 Dec 5 02:33 fat_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11752 Dec 5 02:33 ffs_stage1_5
-rw------- 1 root root 890 Dec 5 08:48 grub.conf
-rw------- 1 root root 906 Dec 5 08:39 grub.conf.20091204
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11760 Dec 5 02:33 iso9660_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13224 Dec 5 02:33 jfs_stage1_5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jul 8 2007 menu.lst -> ./grub.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11896 Dec 5 02:33 minix_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14272 Dec 5 02:33 reiserfs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17488 Oct 1 16:08 splash.xpm.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Dec 5 02:33 stage1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 112600 Dec 5 02:33 stage2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20 Jul 9 2007 test-file
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12012 Dec 5 02:33 ufs2_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11352 Dec 5 02:33 vstafs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13936 Dec 5 02:33 xfs_stage1_5

grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
#
timeout=15
default 1
fallback 3
#
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
# hiddenmenu
#
title Fedora vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 ro root=/root rhgb quiet resume=/dev/sda2
initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686.img
#
title Fedora vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686) SINGLE
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 ro root=/root rhgb quiet resume=/dev/sda2 single
initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686.img
#

cat /etc/fstab
========
LABEL=/root / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/home2 /home2 ext3 defaults 1 2
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom/ iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
LABEL=/tmp /tmp ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/SWAP-hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
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Old 6th December 2009, 01:53 AM
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kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 ro root=/root rhgb quiet resume=/dev/sda2

s/b

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 ro root=LABEL=/root rhgb quiet resume=/dev/sda2

or
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 ro root=/dev/sdan rhgb quiet resume=/dev/sda2 #where sdan is the / f/s

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Old 6th December 2009, 02:16 AM
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Superb sir!! I took option #2.

Is there any advantage to taking #1 ove#2 or vice versa?

All looks fine here again.

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