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Old 02-02-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
majara
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kernel panic - no syncing: Attempted to kill init


I used Fedora Core 4. I compiled a vanilla kernel linux-2.6.15 and, according the grub screen, I always started on this kernel although all screens were the same as when I started with FC4. Suspicious. The uname answered linux 2.6.15. After several weeks I decided to remove FC4 with yum.

Now I cannot work in linux as the starting stops with:

"/bin/sh: ro: No such file or directory
kernel panic - no syncing: Attempted to kill init"

There are more advises but I donīt know how to get them. I only can see the last page from which I got a photo and the two last lines are the abovementioned.

I am writing from Windows. In the grub screen there is yet FC4 but it fails at start.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-03-2006, 09:56 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by majara
After several weeks I decided to remove FC4 with yum.
I'm not sure what you're saying here ... "remove FC4". Doesn't "FC4" = "Fedora Core 4", i.e., your ENTIRE operating system?! Can you really use yum to do this?
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"/bin/sh: ro: No such file or directory
kernel panic - no syncing: Attempted to kill init"
This almost sounds like something you'd see if you nuked your initrd image in /boot. I guess this is a possibility if yum really "removed FC4". Can you be more specific on exactly what you did with yum? The command you ran? It's been over a year since I played with Fedora so I'm no yum expert. But you've got me intrigued here.

I would say, boot with Knoppix and start snooping around in /boot. See what kernel and initrd files you might still have there.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 01:44 PM   #3
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I wrote:

#rpm -qa | grep kernel

and after:

#yum remove ......(the programs I got with the above order. They were two, I donīt well remember their names, but approx. kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 and kernel-devel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4).

Yes, I removed the operating system, as I was operating with the linux-2.6.15 kernel and I thought it was enough.

According the advises of yum, 405 files were removed.

In this moment I am writing from Windows, as I have not tried yet to install again a Linux OS, awaiting if anyone can help me with another kind of solution (if possible), as theorically there is a kernel installed (linux-2.6.15).

Is it more clear now?

Saludos.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 01:01 AM   #4
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Finally I have reinstalled FC4.

For me this thread is closed.

Thanks.
 
  


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