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Old 11-10-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Booting of the Kernel freezes (hot to get to a root prompt?)


I get the infamous KERNEL PANIC NOT SYNCING ATTEMPTED TO KILL INIT!
and it just sits there.

How do I break out of this and get to a root/kernel prompt so I can run some commands?

Error Stack:
UNCOMRESSING LINUX
BOOTING THE KERNEL
FILE DESCRIPTER 3 LEFT OPEN
EXT3-FS: ERROR LOADING JOURNAL
MOUNT: ERROR 22 MOUNTING EXT3
UMOUNT /INITRD DEV FAILED
KERNEL PANIC.

tks in advance
 
Old 11-10-2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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what distro?

are you booting just the kernel?
 
Old 11-10-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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I believe redhat 4.xxx
Yes, booting at the kernel (normal startup) and freezes..i.e. UNCOMPRESSING KERNEL..then panics

I want to get to the root prompt # and do a filesystem check
 
Old 11-10-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Do you have access to cd drive ;
if you do then get the 1st cd and boot into rescue mode
you will get the prompt that u want.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 06:45 PM   #5
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no other option? got to find media....sheesh
 
Old 11-11-2009, 12:31 AM   #6
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do u get to grub
if you do
edit the kernel line
add single at the end of that line

you will enter single user mode
 
Old 11-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #7
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I am not a Linux admin...just have a few box's...so, not sure what GRUB is....
 
Old 11-13-2009, 01:04 AM   #8
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GRUB is the screen that shows up first when u boot your computer. it is the screen that comes up right after BIOS and POST.
It lets you choose which installed linux kernel you want to boot from..
 
Old 11-13-2009, 10:01 AM   #9
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I get a bootup screen, gives me 5sec then goes into it...do I need to hit F2 ctrl c or something and edit?
 
Old 11-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #10
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press any key at the boot screen (it is called GRUB)
then read the instruction . they are in clear text.
mostly e to edit the line . then go to the kernel line and add the word single at the end.

i hope this help
 
  


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