A few days ago, I formatted my hard drive and installed Win Me and FC4 in a dual-boot configuration. I was experiencing some application freeze-ups, so I decided to upgrade the kernel to the latest edition (2.6.12-1.1398, I believe) using up2date. After the upgrade, I shut down my computer. The next day, I turned it on, and it booted into FC4 without any problems. When I rebooted, the computer started to load up, then froze at this point:
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel
Red Hat nash version 4.2.15 starting
ERROR opening /dev/console!!!!: 20
error dup'2ing fd of 0 to 0
error dup'2ing fd of 0 to 1
error dup'2ing fd of 0 to 2
/bin/sh: ro: No such file or directory
kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Note: Those exclamations are the computer's, not mine.
I tried pressing escape, enter, and CTRL+ALT+DEL, but nothing happened; the cursor just kept blinking after "kill init!"
. Then I tried pressing enter at GRUB and booting with the original kernel, but I got exactly the same message. Windows loads without a problem, though.
The day before, I had deleted and recreated my swap partition (see thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=353965
) so I could create a shared, vfat partition, but I don't think that has anything to do with this, because it booted without any problem multiple times.
What can I do to get my system going again?