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I was running kernel 2.6.9-1.667smp and did a yum update. Now it is trying to boot with kernel 2.6.12 but has Kernel Panic.
This is what I see when it boots:
Booting 'Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp)'
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124.1381_FC3smp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size 0x180747]
[Linux-initrd @ 0x37f8e000, 0x619ce bytes]
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
ide0: I/O resource 0x1F0-0x1F7 not free.
ide0: ports already in use, skipping probe
Red Hat nash version 126.96.36.199 starting
mkrootdev: label / not found
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
mount: error 2 mounting none
switchroot: mount failed: 22
umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
I am still able to load with the old kernel. This is my grub.conf file:
# 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 (hd0,2)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda5
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1381_FC3)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1381_FC3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667smp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667smp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Fedora Core-up (2.6.9-1.667)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Windows XP
I had this kind of problem when I decided to use e2label...
Cause I missed to adjust grub and fstab as well.
So the files you posted must give us a hint.
Cause if you still can boot with the old kernel...?
Your fstab says LABEL=/ /
But the error says mkrootdev: label / not found
e2label could be a fix but you could change to LABEL=root / for e.g
but don't forget to change within grub and fdisk as well.
I have a similar problem with kernal panic error Redhat 7.3
Running a text based email / www server.. for a company on dial up...on and old ACER 333Mhz 32Mb box 4gigbyte HD with Redhat 7.3. (I know OLD )
It has been running fine 2 years..Suddenly... I don't seem to be able to boot it up. It is giving the following error.
Loading jbd Module
Journaled Block Device loaded
Loading ext3 module
Mounting /proc filesystem
Crewating root device
Mounting root filesystem
ext3: No journal on filesystem on ide0(3,2)
Mount : error 22 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 280 k freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
server loaded grub boot
I use a rpm to load / compile server to our isp config
so am really a newbie not a real linux programmer
I need help to rescue server ..have seen similar error on new linux 9 load..too
Desperate to rescue server ..pressured by my clients to fix their server....