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Old 01-07-2015, 05:09 AM   #1
mostafatalebi
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centos 6.4 does not boot - a kernel panic issue for initialization


Hello

I have installed a CentOS 6.4 on VmWare.

Now, after several days of using it, it suddenly does not boots. There is a problem with its initialization, here is the error:

Kernel Panic : Unalble to init. Try passing init= option to the kernel.
Pid 1 : Swapper not tainted.

I have used CentOS.iso to rescue it, but it still does not solve it.

My grub.conf contains:

PHP Code:
# 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 (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2
#          initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout
=5
splashimage
=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title CentOS 
(2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64)
    
root (hd0,0)
    
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 ro root=UUID=6082bcf5-00ba-4bf8-86ea-9821d774cb6f rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_NO_MD SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 crashkernel=auto  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM rhgb quiet
 initrd 
/initramfs-2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64.img 

How should I solve it then? Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-09-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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No one has a solution?
 
Old 01-09-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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What did you do exactly with the rescue? What commands did you run? Have you reinstalled grub?
 
Old 01-09-2015, 09:33 AM   #4
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The only think I did was rescue-installed the .iso CentOS which I originally used for the installation of the OS. I haven't done anything else, as nothing came to my mind.
 
Old 01-09-2015, 12:42 PM   #5
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well with 6.4 you will have MANY UNSOLVABLE PROBLEMS ( yes cap and in bold)
6.4 is unsupported
DO NOT USE !!!

reinstall with the current SUPPORTED operating system
CentOS 6.6 or 7.0

you will have a near impossible time installing things on 6.4
most of the old 6.4 mirrors are dead or have a WARNING!!!! place holder

from the artic computing center mirror
http://mirrors.arsc.edu/centos/6.4/
-- to quote the 6.4 placeholder "readme"
Quote:
This directory (and version of CentOS) is deprecated. For normal users,
you should use /6/ and not /6.4/ in your path. Please see this FAQ
concerning the CentOS release scheme:

https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General

If you know what you are doing, and absolutely want to remain at the 6.4
level, go to http://vault.centos.org/ for packages.

Please keep in mind that 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 no longer gets any updates, nor
any security fix's.
reinstall with 6.6 or with 7.0
 
Old 01-09-2015, 12:46 PM   #6
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John, you saved my life. Thanks a lot buddy.
 
  


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