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FC12 boot failure: dracut FATAL don't know how to handle 'root=/root'

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hello: I upgraded to FC12 with preupgrade and all seemed to go well until I rebooted and now I get the following set of messages: dracut: FATAL Don't know how to handle 'root = /root' dracut : Refusing to continue dracut: FATAL Don't know how to handle 'root = /root' dracut : Refusing to continue Signal Caught! Boot has failed, Sleeping Forever and the system hangs at this point. I have no idea how to solve this issue. My grub.conf is bwlow as is the contents of /boot and /boot/grub. I really need to get this running as it has a pair of vBulletin discussion web that are paid sites - owners are underatanding to a point but still....help is greatly appreciated and credit given for any assistance publically. ll /boot ===== -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1459323 Nov 21 21:40 System.map-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 103316 Nov 21 21:40 config-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 May 17 2008 efi -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 161956 Oct 13 19:13 elf-memtest86+-4.00 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Dec 5 08:48 grub -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10857405 Dec 5 01:38 initramfs-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686.img drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Sep 4 2005 lost+found -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 160280 Oct 13 19:13 memtest86+-4.00 drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 1024 Dec 5 07:06 newinit drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Dec 5 03:54 upgrade -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3388352 Nov 21 21:40 vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 499093 Oct 9 15:09 xen-3.4.1.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7318878 Oct 9 15:09 xen-syms-3.4.1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Dec 4 23:30 xen.gz -> xen-3.4.1.gz ll /boot/grub ======== -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 63 May 27 2009 device.map -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13208 Dec 5 02:33 e2fs_stage1_5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12520 Dec 5 02:33 fat_stage1_5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11752 Dec 5 02:33 ffs_stage1_5 -rw------- 1 root root 890 Dec 5 08:48 grub.conf -rw------- 1 root root 906 Dec 5 08:39 grub.conf.20091204 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11760 Dec 5 02:33 iso9660_stage1_5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13224 Dec 5 02:33 jfs_stage1_5 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jul 8 2007 menu.lst -> ./grub.conf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11896 Dec 5 02:33 minix_stage1_5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14272 Dec 5 02:33 reiserfs_stage1_5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17488 Oct 1 16:08 splash.xpm.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Dec 5 02:33 stage1 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 112600 Dec 5 02:33 stage2 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20 Jul 9 2007 test-file -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12012 Dec 5 02:33 ufs2_stage1_5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11352 Dec 5 02:33 vstafs_stage1_5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13936 Dec 5 02:33 xfs_stage1_5 grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg. # root (hd0,0) # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3 # initrd /initrd-version.img #boot=/dev/hda # timeout=15 default 1 fallback 3 # splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz # hiddenmenu # title Fedora vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686) root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 ro root=/root rhgb quiet resume=/dev/sda2 initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686.img # title Fedora vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686) SINGLE root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 ro root=/root rhgb quiet resume=/dev/sda2 single initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686.img # cat /etc/fstab ======== LABEL=/root / ext3 defaults 1 1 LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2 devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2 LABEL=/home2 /home2 ext3 defaults 1 2 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom/ iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0 LABEL=/tmp /tmp ext3 defaults 1 2 LABEL=/SWAP-hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0 (HowTos)