Cannot update to FC5 kernel versions 2.6.16*



Hi,
This is my first email for this list and hope it is the beginning of a
very useful and friendly exchange. I have installed my first fedora OS
(FC5 - 32 bits) just a few weeks ago in my new computer (my wife thinks
that it has cost half the real figures). No troubles at all, but then I
ran "yum update" and found a new kernel version (2.6.16-1.2096). This is
my box hardware :

AMD 64 3000+
MoBo ASUS A8N-E
2 S-ATA Hd Samsung SP2504C (RAID 0 - VolGroup00)
1 IBM IDE - VolGroup01
nVidia CK804 Serial ATA Controller
RAID 0 enabled (BIOS) VolGroup00 only
LVM enabled

Every time I try to boot a version 2.6.16* (it is happening with any
other after 1.2096) it panics. Here is the message :

Root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb
quiet
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x16e862]
initrd /initrd-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.img
[Linux-initrd @ 0x37e3c000, 0x1b3698 bytes]

Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
Red Hat nash version 5.0.32 starting
device-mapper: dm-stripe: Target length not divisible by chunk size
device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument

Unable to open /dev/mapper/nvidia_acaafeee – unrecognised disk label.
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
No volume groups found
Unable to find volume group “VolGroup00”
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
mount: could not find filesystem `/dev/root`
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic – not syncing: Attempted to kill init!


I was suspicious of initrd. I have created my own versions of intrd
making sure that all the important stuff (sata_nv, dm*,..)
were available but got no luck. then I went to forums
(here are the threads :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=447666 and
http://forum.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=110478)
and have follow the clues received (udev and so). At that time I was
thinking of an error at updating process, them I installed a new IDE
disk (please, don't tell missus) and now FC5 is installed in both
VolGroup disks and 2 kernel version in each (2.6.15-1.2054 and
2.6.16-1.2122). So now when it boots the 2.6.15.-1.2054 version, I have
no problems it doesn't matter from which disk I am booting. But when I
use kernel version 2.6.16-1.2122 it issues the same error related to
VolGroup00 and the only difference is that when I use IBM disk it boots
anyway because it does not need anything from VolGroup00. So I googled
for nVidia CK804 sata_nv FC5 and found many bugs posted, some fixed
others not. I also have posted a bug at
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=192165. Now I am
convinced that there is bug in libsata or sata_nv or dm*, i am not sure
in which of them.

OK. I am not expecting to have the solution as zap, but I would
appreciate if somebody could give me a help in speeding up to get it
fixed. I want to install that wonderful drivers for my new Nvidia
Geforce.(oh. missus, again). Is it fine to try to contact the guys from
RedHat directly ? I mean, the names listed in the bugzilla ? I am not
sure if that is the right thing to do.

Hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your attention.
Next one will be shorter, I promise.
Bye

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