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Old 10-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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redhat 6.4 boots into kernel panic


SOLUTION FOUND: SELINUX setting was wrong. SELINUTYPE CANNOT accept "disabled" as setting.

Hi guys

I got a VM on the latest ESX 5.5.2, and it is running on redhat 6.4.

Now it seems that within 24 hours of VM creation, the redhat crashes at boot and gives a kernel panic message.

I migrated this VM across 2 different esx hosts so I can rule out virtualization, and now I am fairly certain it is the OS itself. So I am wondering if anyone has seen this before?

Screenshot of error attached.

thanks

EDIT: could SELINUX be the cause of this? I just noticed that my SELINUX setting was wrong. I put disabled in SELINUTYPE instead of SELINUX.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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I would try the Red Hat subscription support that you should have.
 
Old 10-25-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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why "should" I have that support? That thing is freaking expensive.
 
Old 10-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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why "should" I have that support? That thing is freaking expensive.
Yep. You "should" have it because RHEL is NOT free - it requires the support contract. You are running it, ergo you should have the support contract.
 
Old 10-25-2014, 03:17 PM   #5
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or i could just forgo the support contract... :P
 
Old 10-25-2014, 04:17 PM   #6
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or i could just forgo the support contract... :P
Yes, you could... and you would be pretty much where you are now, on your own in unsupported territory and...

Then when you arrive here looking for support you end up wasting not only your own time, but every one elses'...

Now, I am the last person to try to enforce Red Hat's licensing on anyone**, so it is not my intent to quote to you the license terms. But the reality is that if you use RHEL then the only way you will be able to support it is by paying them their 20 pieces of silver and not trying to pass that cost along to others by seeking free support for an unsupportable installation.

A much better choice would be to use one of the supportable and FREE GNU/Linux operating systems and show Red Hat your tail lights! If you must have a Red Hat clone then try CentOS - 99.9% RHEL but still free. Then people can help you without along with you, and everyone can and be happy!

** Note: I absolutely believe that the entire concept of intellectual property in ANY form is an abominable evil that must be eradicated before the species can progress beyond this point. So help starve those who feed off of it and don't use or promote their stuff!

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Old 10-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #7
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or i could just forgo the support contract... :P
Then you will have an unpatched unsecured and unsupported system... Your choice. Or, use CentOS which is free and 99.99% same as RedHat
 
  


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