[SOLVED] Dell R240 - Fail to start after kernel update 6.5.11-3pve

andaga

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Hello,

After upgrading today my Dell R240 with the latest kernel it stuck at loading initial ramdisk.

If I change the boot kernel to the previous one it boot correctly.

Any idea of the problem?
 
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Hi,

What Proxmox VE version are you using? Could you please post the output of `pveversion -v`
 
root@pve21:~# pveversion -v
proxmox-ve: 8.0.2 (running kernel: 6.2.16-19-pve)
pve-manager: 8.0.9 (running version: 8.0.9/fd1a0ae1b385cdcd)
pve-kernel-6.2: 8.0.5
proxmox-kernel-helper: 8.0.5
proxmox-kernel-6.5: 6.5.11-3
proxmox-kernel-6.5.11-3-pve: 6.5.11-3
proxmox-kernel-6.2.16-19-pve: 6.2.16-19
proxmox-kernel-6.2: 6.2.16-19
pve-kernel-6.2.16-3-pve: 6.2.16-3
ceph-fuse: 17.2.6-pve1+3
corosync: 3.1.7-pve3
criu: 3.17.1-2
glusterfs-client: 10.3-5
ifupdown2: 3.2.0-1+pmx7
ksm-control-daemon: 1.4-1
libjs-extjs: 7.0.0-4
libknet1: 1.28-pve1
libproxmox-acme-perl: 1.5.0
libproxmox-backup-qemu0: 1.4.0
libproxmox-rs-perl: 0.3.1
libpve-access-control: 8.0.7
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.3.1
libpve-common-perl: 8.0.10
libpve-guest-common-perl: 5.0.5
libpve-http-server-perl: 5.0.5
libpve-network-perl: 0.8.2
libpve-rs-perl: 0.8.7
libpve-storage-perl: 8.0.4
libspice-server1: 0.15.1-1
lvm2: 2.03.16-2
lxc-pve: 5.0.2-4
lxcfs: 5.0.3-pve3
novnc-pve: 1.4.0-3
openvswitch-switch: 3.1.0-2
proxmox-backup-client: 3.0.4-1
proxmox-backup-file-restore: 3.0.4-1
proxmox-kernel-helper: 8.0.5
proxmox-mail-forward: 0.2.1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.4.0
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 4.1.1
pve-cluster: 8.0.5
pve-container: 5.0.6
pve-docs: 8.0.5
pve-edk2-firmware: 4.2023.08-1
pve-firewall: 5.0.3
pve-firmware: 3.9-1
pve-ha-manager: 4.0.3
pve-i18n: 3.0.7
pve-qemu-kvm: 8.1.2-3
pve-xtermjs: 5.3.0-2
qemu-server: 8.0.8
smartmontools: 7.3-pve1
spiceterm: 3.3.0
swtpm: 0.8.0+pve1
vncterm: 1.8.0
zfsutils-linux: 2.2.0-pve3
 
Thank you for the output!

I would check if the BIOS has an available update, if yes - please update the BIOS and test the new pve-kernel.
 
Same problem here. Dell T140. Proxmox-kernel-6.5.11-4. Older one (5.15.131-1-pve) works fine. Last BIOS installed 2.14.1, didn't help.

proxmox-ve: 8.1.0 (running kernel: 5.15.131-1-pve) pve-manager: 8.1.3 (running version: 8.1.3/b46aac3b42da5d15) proxmox-kernel-helper: 8.0.9 pve-kernel-5.15: 7.4-8 pve-kernel-5.11: 7.0-10 proxmox-kernel-6.5.11-4-pve-signed: 6.5.11-4 proxmox-kernel-6.5: 6.5.11-4 pve-kernel-5.15.131-1-pve: 5.15.131-2 pve-kernel-5.15.64-1-pve: 5.15.64-1 pve-kernel-5.11.22-7-pve: 5.11.22-12 pve-kernel-5.11.22-5-pve: 5.11.22-10 pve-kernel-5.11.22-4-pve: 5.11.22-9 ceph-fuse: 16.2.11+ds-2 corosync: 3.1.7-pve3 criu: 3.17.1-2 glusterfs-client: 10.3-5 ifupdown2: 3.2.0-1+pmx7 ksm-control-daemon: 1.4-1 libjs-extjs: 7.0.0-4 libknet1: 1.28-pve1 libproxmox-acme-perl: 1.5.0 libproxmox-backup-qemu0: 1.4.0 libproxmox-rs-perl: 0.3.1 libpve-access-control: 8.0.7 libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.3.1 libpve-common-perl: 8.1.0 libpve-guest-common-perl: 5.0.6 libpve-http-server-perl: 5.0.5 libpve-network-perl: 0.9.4 libpve-rs-perl: 0.8.7 libpve-storage-perl: 8.0.5 libspice-server1: 0.15.1-1 lvm2: 2.03.16-2 lxc-pve: 5.0.2-4 lxcfs: 5.0.3-pve3 novnc-pve: 1.4.0-3 proxmox-backup-client: 3.0.4-1 proxmox-backup-file-restore: 3.0.4-1 proxmox-kernel-helper: 8.0.9 proxmox-mail-forward: 0.2.2 proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.4.0 proxmox-offline-mirror-helper: 0.6.2 proxmox-widget-toolkit: 4.1.3 pve-cluster: 8.0.5 pve-container: 5.0.8 pve-docs: 8.1.3 pve-edk2-firmware: 4.2023.08-2 pve-firewall: 5.0.3 pve-firmware: 3.9-1 pve-ha-manager: 4.0.3 pve-i18n: 3.1.2 pve-qemu-kvm: 8.1.2-4 pve-xtermjs: 5.3.0-2 qemu-server: 8.0.10 smartmontools: 7.3-pve1 spiceterm: 3.3.0 swtpm: 0.8.0+pve1 vncterm: 1.8.0 zfsutils-linux: 2.2.0-pve3
 
Same problem on Dell R240. Boot from JBoss RAID1 LVM 6.5.11-4-pve
Same machine on 6.2.16-19-pve no problem

We find this:

Code:
echo "simplefb" >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
update-initramfs -u -k 6.5.11-4-pve (or update-initramfs -u -k all)
# reboot

But it doesn't solve the problem

Same problem on PowerEdge R340. Boot from JBoss RAID1 LVM 6.5.11-4-pve
Same machine on 6.2.16-19-pve no problem
 
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Hi All

... we currently have the same issue on dell R240 - no matter what bios version you use, kernel 6.5 hangs after "loading initrd".

All other systems (wortmann, supermicro, etc.) no issue at all.

The dell works fine if I revert the kernel to 6.2

Tobias
 
same here - dell t140 (2021)

all bios/firmware up to date

I also have a new t350 but it seems to be working fine.

i saw today there was a new kernel version but that didn't seem to help either. So right now i can only boot from 6.2.16-19-pve

output of pveversion -v

root@proxmox7:~# pveversion -v

proxmox-ve: 8.1.0 (running kernel: 6.2.16-19-pve)
pve-manager: 8.1.3 (running version: 8.1.3/b46aac3b42da5d15)
proxmox-kernel-helper: 8.1.0
pve-kernel-6.2: 8.0.5
proxmox-kernel-6.5: 6.5.11-5
proxmox-kernel-6.5.11-5-pve-signed: 6.5.11-5
proxmox-kernel-6.5.11-4-pve: 6.5.11-4
proxmox-kernel-6.2.16-19-pve: 6.2.16-19
proxmox-kernel-6.2: 6.2.16-19
ceph: 17.2.7-pve1
ceph-fuse: 17.2.7-pve1
corosync: 3.1.7-pve3
criu: 3.17.1-2
glusterfs-client: 10.3-5
ifupdown2: 3.2.0-1+pmx7
ksm-control-daemon: 1.4-1
libjs-extjs: 7.0.0-4
libknet1: 1.28-pve1
libproxmox-acme-perl: 1.5.0
libproxmox-backup-qemu0: 1.4.0
libproxmox-rs-perl: 0.3.1
libpve-access-control: 8.0.7
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.3.1
libpve-common-perl: 8.1.0
libpve-guest-common-perl: 5.0.6
libpve-http-server-perl: 5.0.5
libpve-network-perl: 0.9.4
libpve-rs-perl: 0.8.7
libpve-storage-perl: 8.0.5
libspice-server1: 0.15.1-1
lvm2: 2.03.16-2
lxc-pve: 5.0.2-4
lxcfs: 5.0.3-pve3
novnc-pve: 1.4.0-3
proxmox-backup-client: 3.0.4-1
proxmox-backup-file-restore: 3.0.4-1
proxmox-kernel-helper: 8.1.0
proxmox-mail-forward: 0.2.2
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.4.0
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 4.1.3
pve-cluster: 8.0.5
pve-container: 5.0.8
pve-docs: 8.1.3
pve-edk2-firmware: 4.2023.08-2
pve-firewall: 5.0.3
pve-firmware: 3.9-1
pve-ha-manager: 4.0.3
pve-i18n: 3.1.2
pve-qemu-kvm: 8.1.2-4
pve-xtermjs: 5.3.0-2
qemu-server: 8.0.10
smartmontools: 7.3-pve1
spiceterm: 3.3.0
swtpm: 0.8.0+pve1
vncterm: 1.8.0
zfsutils-linux: 2.2.0-pve3
 

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