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Looks like the kernel or related file is missing.
You could use the install media and select Rescue mode to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf on the disk and use another kernel.
Usually it defaults to 3 kernels being configured there. https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/I...mode-boot.html
Last edited by colucix; 01-24-2013 at 05:11 AM.
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its just a VM workstation environment
am just developing an environment for practicing Linux(would be installing only one application with oracle database)
i have been with linux environment for the past three months only(novice)
so , i would read the links wat u have mentioned
thank u so much for your patience and clearing my silly mistakes
i could not find the boot partition files(grub.conf) etc
i created a directory called moon
and used this command
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /moon (since sda1 contains the boot partition )
when i navigated to /moon i found the files which is attached to the snapshot
The image in your last post shows the kernel (vmlinuz...) which is shown as a hidden file (prefixed by a dot (.) and is a different verson than the kernel from your initial post?? No other boot files show. What's in the lost+found directory?