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Old 02-12-2004, 05:23 AM   #1
fanche
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kernel panic: attempted to kill init


Hi all,

i have a problem when i try to use redhat 9.0 or redhat 8.0. There is no problem during the installation but when i want to use it, i have an error message: "kernel panic: Attempted to kill init .

have you ever had this message?
What does it mean?

I don't understand why i have got this problem with the redhat 8.0 and 9.0 but not with the 7.3!!!!

Have you got a solution to solve my problem?

Thanks,

Eric
 
Old 02-12-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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*LOL* that's a good one (no offense). Ok I probably can't tell you what
exactly is going wrong, but init is the first process that's started by the
kernel during bootup; init then starts all the other processes (network,
server daemons, shell, whatever). So it's the parent process of all the
other processes, and under *NIX, if you kill the parent process, all the
children processes are killed too. So: No init, no working Linux. As a
suggestion: You may want to find out which configuration files init reads
and then check these. Ask google; you will find plenty of documentation
about Unix booting.

HTH
 
Old 02-12-2004, 09:41 AM   #3
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ok but how can i find the solution if i can have a prompt. How to know where the problem is?

Fanche
 
Old 02-13-2004, 12:54 AM   #4
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by fanche
[B]ok but how can i find the solution if i can have a prompt. How to know where the problem is?

1. Could you post your hardware configuration?
2. I suppose "...attempted to kill init" is not the first message on screen?
What does it say before?
3. "if i can have a prompt", I suppose you mean "if I can't.."? Do you have
access to another pc? So that putting the hard drive in another machine
is an option? Otherwise, try to get Knoppix (there is a cd with it with the
new issue of german computer magazine c't, if you can have access to this. (Maybe press shop of airport or train station, if you live in Paris) Other-
wise you might take one of those Linux-on-a-disk floppy disk bootable
distributions, ilke http://www.toms.net/rb/.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 05:20 AM   #5
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Hi,

my hardware configuration is:
motherboard: Abit AT7max2
video: pixelview geforce ti 4200 128 ddr
hard drive: IBM 60go 7200
screen: IIyama vision master pro 452
modem: netodragon voice
tv tuner: pctv rave

with the linux boot disk (dish 1 for example) i can have the rescue mode and so a prompt but i don't know how to use it.

I you can help me...

Fanche
 
  


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