Fedora Core 6, Updating Kernel = Kernel panic
First let me explain my setup.
Fedora core 6 running in vmware on a windows 2k3 system.
In order to install vmware tools i need to update my kernel.
So i follow these instructions.
1. # Install packages to build the kernel modules
yum install gcc kernel-devel
2. # Check the running kernel matches the kernel headers
uname -r # running kernel
rpm -q kernel-devel # installed kernel headers
3. # If the two versions do not match, run
yum -y upgrade kernel kernel-devel
After doing those 3 steps, i get a kernel panic when trying to boot.
Error: "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"
I can boot the old kernel 2.6.17-1.2630.fc6 but the new kernel 2.6.20-1.3084.fc7, gives me the kernel panic error.
I noticed how the old kernel is *.fc6 and the new one says *.fc7, does this stand for fedora core 6 and fedora core 7? I'm running fedora core 6, so is this new kernel only compatible with fedora core 7?
can you please give more info... what comes before the panic?
Theres a screenshot of the error.
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