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Old 11-17-2004, 09:46 AM   #1
sanu
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Angry kernel panic


hi all ....

i am facing problem in linux... i am using RH 9....

wlile selecting linux option from bootloader, my system gets stuck and following message comes at the end after showing lots of texts:-

kernel panic: no init found, try passing init = option to kernel

even i tried to boot through commandline, but it shows following:-

file system is not recognised


Again i tried t upgrade it, but following errors occurs:-

cannot mount /dev/hda9


I want to recover everything without re-installing it and without losing my imp datas...

plzzz help me out....

thanks in advance...
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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Do you recall what you have tried/reconfigured/installed just before the problem started?

BTW If you have not formatted your disk, the data should be recoverable. If you have Knoppix (RH tries to mount thing what may not be the best idea in your case), you should be able to boot it and access your partitions.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:16 AM   #3
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i didnt format my hd... So i hope data may be safe...

i just want to know that whether it is possible to recover all these datas or i have to install it from beginning...
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:45 AM   #4
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hda9 sounds a little high, though not impossible

After booting from knopix or similar boot cd you should use (with care) 'fdisk /dev/hda' and the 'p' for print option to check which partitions exist. You are interested in the ones that are type 83 (linux) as these should be mountable from the live cd and contain your data. If there is no hda9 and your kernel command line (in grub.conf or lilo.conf) includes 'root=/dev/hda9' that would explain why it can't find the init binary.
 
  


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