[Mageia-dev] ANNOUNCE: The /usr move cometh! <---- Instructions

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Jul 22 10:59:27 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Charles A Edwards at 22/07/12 09:53 did gyre and gimble:
> On Sun, 22 Jul 2012 09:19:26 +0100
> Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> When you reboot please append the following:
>>   rw rd.convertfs rd.break=pre-pivot
>> and make sure your remove the following
>>   splash silent
>> As noted earlier, this will drop you to two debug shells. Type "exit"
>> at the first one and then you should see the conversion taking place,
>> including any errors relating to rolling back the change and why.
>> that should give you some clues.
> Booting with
> rw rd.convertfs rd.break=pre-pivot
> Using "exit" on 1st shell
> (output given as follows)
> exit
> pre-pivot
> dracut warning: Break before switch_root
> dracut warning: Break before switch_root
> Dropping to debug shell.
> sh:0: can't access tty; job control off
> switch_root:/#
> (end output)
> I type exit and the system continues booting.

So this looks really like the convertfs module is simply not included in
your initrd.

Can you confirm that your grub entry is using the latest kernel and that
the initrd used is the right one?

  lsinitrd | grep convertfs

This should give you some results.

It just seems like you regenerated the initrd when not booted on the
latest kernel or that you are using a non-latest initrd.

Either way just work out which kernel+initrd combo you are using and
regenerate it to include the convertfs module.




Colin Guthrie

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