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Old 09-13-2003, 10:42 AM   #1
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Kernel Panic (and yes, I have read the simmilar posts)


PROBLEM: My linux starts loading now but then I get the message "Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= otion to kernel."

Now... that error message assumes you know how to try passing init= option to kernel. I don't. What is it on about please? Help would be much appreciated.

Update: earlier on the screen it says "ds: No socket drivers loaded!"

I have tried reinstalling it again and I used an Ext2 partition that time, instead of Ext3 - I still get the same problem.

I installed GRUB to the same partition that I have my ArchLinux copy installed to - could this create a problem?

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Old 09-13-2003, 10:46 AM   #2
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normally the cause of this is the result of faulty lilo or grub configuration

could u post your /etc/lilo.conf or /boot/grub/grub.conf (depending on which u use)

then specify what your harddrve partitions are; if u don't know them, go into console by hitting ctrl alt f1 (through f4, whichever console is free); login, then type fdisk /dev/hda, follow the instructions to see which command will list the harddrive partitions; post those here
 
Old 09-13-2003, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I don't know how to get hold of my /boot/grub/grub.conf file. My partitions, on my Apr. 30gb HDD, are as follows:

1 FAT32 01004.0mb Primary (WindowsMe)
2 FAT32 01051.1mb Primary (Windows98Lite)
3 Linux Ext2 01004.0mb Primary
4 Extended 25548.7mb Primary

Extended contains 3 logical partitions:

5 Linux Swap (251mb)
6 FAT32
7 FAT32
 
Old 09-13-2003, 03:48 PM   #4
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Did you make a fresh linux install(or update), or did you recompile your kernel?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 04:01 AM   #5
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Completely new install - I formatted the partitions and then reinstalled the whole thing,
 
Old 09-14-2003, 06:56 AM   #6
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Here is what I found about your problem:
Quote:
Your system is not recognizing one of the cards when booting up the PCI bus. It may be something as simple as PCI interrupt sharing, which you ought to be able to muck with in the BIOS settings.
Did you change of distribution?
If so, maybe your network card isn't supported...
 
Old 09-14-2003, 08:09 AM   #7
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Thanks for bothering to find more info about it.

"It may be something as _simple_ as PCI interrupt sharing." - perhaps for you.....

Ill have a look in my bios and poke a few things, and see if that helps.

I would not be at all suprised if ArchLinux didn't support my D-Link wifi card - but the damn thing should still load shouldnt it?
 
  


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