Bug ID 450839: 11000 and 11050 platforms fail to boot newly installed build

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, 11.4.1, 11.5.0

Fixed In:
11.5.1, 11.5.0 HF1, 11.4.1 HF4, 11.3.0 HF9

Opened: Mar 01, 2014
Severity: 1-Blocking

Symptoms

The 11000 and 11050 platforms might intermittently fail to boot a newly installed hotfix. The symptom occur early in the booting process.

Impact

Installed hotfix fails to boot. The system posts error messages similar to the following: 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: Invalid argument, Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Conditions

The problem occurs only on BIG-IP 11000 and 11050 platforms. In addition, only a subset of hotfixes for 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, and 11.5.0 are affected. The issue does not occur on any dot-level release builds.

Workaround

None. You must install a hotfix containing the fix.

Fix Information

The 11000 and 11050 platforms now boot correctly with updated hotfixes. You can check the associated hotfix notes to ensure the fix is incorporated.

Behavior Change