[ale] Fedora-C3 Kernel Update won't boot??

Mills, John M. Mills.J at ems-t.com
Mon Apr 4 11:55:07 EDT 2005

ALErs -

A bit more data:

For either linux-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 or my newly-built linux- from
kernel sources, I have the same booting problem, logged thus:

Starting Red Hat nash version 4.1.18
 Unable to find device-mapper major/minor
/dev/mapper/control: open failed
Is device-mapper missing from kernel?

Good question.

All my grub.conf entries reference 'root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00'
This file exists as a soft-link to: '/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00

There is a file '/boot/grub/device.map', but I don't know if it's useful or
used. The file '/dev/mapper/control' exists as a character device.

All these have today's date (when I installed

The original as installed by FC-3 still boots, but not my two updates.

Where do I go from here?


 - John Mills

-----Original Message-----
From: Mills, John M. [mailto:Mills.J at ems-t.com]
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 9:18 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (E-mail)
Subject: [ale] Fedora-C3 Kernel Update won't boot??

JM> I ran 'up2date' on a fresh install of FC-3 and among the updates were
JM> 'vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.770_FC3' and its associated 'config-...', 'initrd-...'
JM> and 'System.map-...'.

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