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Old 09-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Have inserted an older distro of Ubuntu 9.10 and have received a [ 504.174099 ] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

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Old 09-28-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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Not knowing your computer specs and assuming they are low spec.

Ubuntu 9.10 is EOL (look it up). I would download and burn a Xubuntu 12.04 LTS (if computer is low spec and only has cdrom drive) and copy and paste what I wanted saved to external media (cd, usb flash,dvd, whatever) while running a live session and install over 9.10.

Like I said. Generic canned response for what little info was given.
Good luck with it.

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Old 09-28-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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Have inserted an older distro of Ubuntu 9.10 and have received a [ 504.174099 ] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
If you are using an older computer, I would recommend Lubuntu since it is the lightest and fastest member of the Ubuntu family.
As rokytnji said, 9.10 is no longer supported, so do not use that.
What ever Linux distro you use, be sure to burn the CD (or DVD) at the slowest possible speed to avoid errors.
Also, be sure to check the md5sum of the iso image you downloaded to be sure it is not corrupted. See this:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
And to check md5sum on Windows:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...SUM_on_Windows
Then after you burn the disc at the slowest possible speed, be sure to verify the integrity of the disc you have burned:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...IntegrityCheck
This will take a minute or two to run. If the integrity check passes with no errors then the disc is valid.
The md5sums and the disc integrity are the first things you should verify when you get install failures like this.

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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If you are using an older computer, I would recommend Lubuntu since it is the lightest and fastest member of the Ubuntu family.
Isnt bodhi fairly similar in resouces used to lubuntu?

Bodi has the advantage that is supported for the same length of time as the base LTS ubuntu releases (5 years)...lubuntu 12.04 is not an LTS, it only has 18 months support, same with lubuntu 12.10, and all 13.04 versions and later 'non-LTS' release will only have 9 months support.

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Old 09-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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This is a common problem:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...l-init-313273/

To sum up, you could have bad RAM or a faulty installation disk.
 
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Thanks for all the input, well appreciated!
 
Old 09-28-2013, 11:59 PM   #7
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Isnt bodhi fairly similar in resouces used to lubuntu?
Yes it is, and each release of Bodhi tracks a LTS version of Ubuntu and adds the Enlightenment desktop.
The last release of Bodhi got a very good review on Distrowatch.
Bodhi is certainly an option for older computers, especially for people who do not want to upgrade their OS every 5 months.
 
  


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