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Old 01-18-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation Urgent boot failure with GRUB


Pls help, i was messing around with the e2label command and my /etc/fstab file . I dont know the exact changes i made but on rebooting there was a kernel panic and a suggestion that i should try passing init to the kernel. I have no Idea how to do this and i dont know how i can make it go to runlevel 1.
I use the grub bootloader and it defaults to runlevel 3 , help time is running out!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 01-18-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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if you don't have a backup or livecd rescue disk, then you need to reinstall apparently.

also check your grub config (when it boots) to see if something is ominous.

it should look something like this (but with your kernel #'s):

default 0
timeout 15
color cyan/blue white/blue
foreground ffffff
background 0639a1
#gfxmenu /boot/grub/boot.xpm.gz

title MAIN Debian Sarge - ver. ALL on hda7
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1-386 root=/dev/hda7 ro noapic nomce noapci
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-1-386

title Xtra Full Backup of Debian on hda2
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1-386 root=/dev/hda2 ro noapic nomce noapci
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-1-386

title Backup of MAIN Debian Sarge- all Versions on hda6
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1-386 root=/dev/hda6 ro noapic nomce noapci
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-1-386

title Windows at hda1
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


good luck.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 05:20 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xkape
Pls help, i was messing around with the e2label command and my /etc/fstab file . I dont know the exact changes i made but on rebooting there was a kernel panic and a suggestion that i should try passing init to the kernel. I have no Idea how to do this and i dont know how i can make it go to runlevel 1.
I use the grub bootloader and it defaults to runlevel 3 , help time is running out!!!!!!!!!
Your grub screen should tell you how to append to the boot string. To boot runlevel 1, append a 1.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 04:00 AM   #4
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thanx all, i had to reinstall in the end. i could not find away of passing 1 to GRUB
 
  


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