Still "F9alpha AMD-64 HP DC7700 SFF switch_root: no filesystems persists"

Andrew Farris lordmorgul at
Thu Mar 6 06:53:20 UTC 2008

John Summerfield wrote:
> Andrew Farris wrote:
>> John Summerfield wrote:
>>> See my earlier posts for details; this still persists.
>>> I've not noticed that anyone's asking for information.
>>> Photo at
>>> It's a bit blurry, I think the camera doesn't handle the contrast 
>>> well, but it is legible.
>> I've had this on some kernels and not on others, but what is more 
>> interesting is it can go away depending on what kernel you installed 
>> them from.  There was talk of a mkinitrd error when installing from 
>> 2.6.24 kernels, but I get that problem for some kernels when I install 
>> from 2.6.23-1 and not for others, and sometimes they install fine from 
>> the latest.
>> My advice.. keep lots of prior kernels, I've currently got 
>> installonlyn=10, and I've locked the oldest kernel to not get removed as 
> I was wondering about this:
> installonly_limit=8
> installonlypkgs=kernel*
> I then did a
> yum install kernel
> and there was only one left.

Sorry I for the delay.  What I have setup is this:

enabled = 1
locklist = /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.list


You need to have fixed yum-versionlock which is broken, see bz:

By default the kernel is included in installonlypkgs, so you don't really need 
to set that (and there may be others included in default you're not now including).

The newer kernels are installing fine for me from (which is why I 
still have it).

Andrew Farris <lordmorgul at>
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