[Mageia-dev] [ATT] broken initramfs generation

Anssi Hannula anssi at mageia.org
Mon Dec 19 06:18:07 CET 2011

Hi all!

dracut-015-5.mga2 which was uploaded some 8 hours ago breaks initramfs
generation due to a path change and issues in 'plymouth' and
'bootsplash' backages.

If you've configured your bootloader configuration with MCC or installed
new kernels with this version of dracut installed (even if you've later
upgraded), you may have had one or more of your initramfs files
truncated, which will cause a boot failure.

You can check if you are affected by using e.g. this command to print
suspiciously small initramfs files:
  find /boot/initrd*.img -size -1M -type f

If that is the case, you should wait without rebooting until
- plymouth-scripts-0.8.4-0.20111214.2.mga2
- bootsplash-3.3.6-1.mga2
are available and installed on your system, and then run:
  bootloader-config --action rebuild-initrds

After that please double-check with the 'find' command that no truncated
iniramfs files exist. If there are any, please report it.

Also, if you don't have truncated files but have dracut-015.5.mga2,
please upgrade to the above versions ASAP to prevent truncations from
happening in the future.

Anssi Hannula

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