Bug ID 425222: Mercury platform; cannot correctly install v10.0 when active version is 11.3.0 or above

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.3.0, 11.4.0

Fixed In:

Opened: Jul 15, 2013
Severity: 2-Critical
Related Article:


After booting into v10.0, the following message repeated on the console: "INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" You can also see that the wrong console package is installed, with this command at the shell in v10.0: bash-3.00# rpm -qa |grep console f5-console-vga-1.0- bash-3.00# (the correct package name would be 'f5-console-serial')


you cannot access the system console


the problem is specific to the Mercury platform


install v10.2 as a transitional version. From v10.2, v10.0 will install correctly

Fix Information

in 11.4.1 and above, the problem does not exist. installation of v10.0 will proceed normally.

Behavior Change