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Old 02-04-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
bte1914
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Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!


I am a new Linux user and I am learning the basic things in order to be certified.
During my learning I run the command [Bfsck][/B] from root prompt with root. After answering the question with Yes I reboot my server.
Then I got following message and my server would not start.

Red Hat nash version 5.1.19.6 starting
sda: adduming drive cache: Write through
sda: adduming drive cache: Write through
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or dirctory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or dirctory
setuproot: error munting /sys: No such file or dirctory
switchroot: mont failde: No such file or dirctory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I tried to solve with grub, root (hd0:0) and setup (hd0) but the problem would not solve.

My question is therfore how can I solve this problem. reinstalling linux is not my option.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 06:34 AM   #2
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Hi.

What does '[Bfsck][/b]' mean? Could you post the exact command you used?
It sounds like you may have trashed the root filesystem somehow.

Dave
 
Old 02-05-2009, 03:03 AM   #3
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sorry for the mis speling it is the command fsck
 
Old 02-05-2009, 04:49 AM   #4
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Well, I'm not too sure what's happened, but I think your best bet would be to boot from the install CDs and do a 'repair' from the menu. That should (hopefully) get the machine bootable again.

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