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Old 10-29-2003, 03:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Kernel (and me) panic. Attempted to kill init!

I'm am very worried here. I am using red hat 9, and my laptop was
acting sluggish this afternoon, so I rebooted to speed it up. Halfway through boot I get this:

init: eroor while loading shared libraries: cannot handle TLS data
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

Then boot stops and I am left with those words and the leds for my caps lock and num lock are blinking. I didnt make any major systemwide changes. I did install a bunch of packages recenty (some forced) so that I could get Anjuita (the programming app) to work. I was going to install the last few packages after I rebooted. Could this have something to do with it? What can I do?
I have tried the boot recovery disk, and it dosnet work. I can get to a shell through my install CD, but all of my files are missing, and there is only the core OS components visible.

Help me please
Old 10-29-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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Sounds like you killed libc, which pretty much everything depends on...

Old 10-29-2003, 04:24 PM   #3
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Ooookay. Is there any way I can 'un-kill' it? I'm trying to be optimistic here.



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