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Old 08-11-2007, 03:14 AM   #16
mr805newbie
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Unhappy Well, I give up. I'm removing LILO and keeping Windows XP


I'm just going to keep Windows XP on there. I'm taking LILO out of there.

FYI: The motherboard I purchased is:

ECS ELITEGROUP
HT2000 GeForce 6100
GeFORCE6100SM-M
Frys Item# 5132906.

Works great with Windows, sucks with Mandriva.

Thanks for everyone's feedback!
 
Old 10-05-2007, 06:11 PM   #17
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I have the same problem. Had winXP installed, and it died. Not able to reinstall, I thougt i might try Isolinux 3.11 Ubuntu (Debian dated march 03 2007, H. Peter Anvin) and when I try to boot from the CD I get the
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attemted to kill init!
message

not able to make screenshot, but i wrote down what the screen said..

82.484224 Call Trace:
82.484290 <c0188207> d_alloc+0x107/0x190
82.484364 <c017ee8d> __lookup_hach+0xbd/0x100
82.484450 <c017f399> lookup_one_len_nd+0x89/0x90
82.484534 <c01b8106> create_dir+0x46/0x1e0
82.484616 <c01b89dc> sysfs_create_dir+0x2c/0x70
82.484698 <c01ed94a> kobject_add+0x8a/0x1a0
... <c01edb7f> subsystem_register+0xf/0x30
... <c03ea621> param_sysfs_init+0x11/0x1e0
... <c01b7924> sysfs_add_file+0x
mca_init
c0100511 init+0x111/0x300
ret_from_fork
c0100400 init+0x0/0x330 (this line appears twice)
c01044c7 kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
========================
code: 83 ed 04 8b 45 04 0f 18 00 90 8d 45 04 39 d8 0f 84 bc 00 00
00 f6 45 18 2c 74 e2 89 e8 e8 4b ea ff ff 89 c6 8b 44 24 10 8b 78 24 <ac> ae 75
00 84 c0 75 f8 31 c0 eb 04 19 c0 0c 01 85 c0 75 be 8b
EIP: <c01b83de> sysfs_lookup+0x5e/0x200 SS:ESP 0068:df905e94
<0>Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I believe this may be caused by a logical or physical disk error.. or a problem with the motherboard or BIOS..
The computer shuts down after aprox 1 minute, so it took me about 10 restarts to write the above.. That's allso why some lines are a bit short... besides the 82.nnnnnn numbers changed, propably because I tried to use different languages to see if it helped. The rest of the lines remained the same, so I guess that part of the lines ar not of interrest..
 
Old 10-09-2007, 01:28 PM   #18
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The computer shuts down after aprox 1 minute, so it took me about 10 restarts to write the above
LOL, It's great dealing with dedicated computer users.


So I guess the final note is "some boards don't work with Linux"....that sucks.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 01:34 PM   #19
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I have a similar problem to Ungdomspastorn with my XP installation dying and being unable to install anything else and not get a kernel panic... Perhaps I need to swap the location on the IDE cable or change some of my boot settings? I tried Ubuntu 7.04, and that's where my Kernel Panic hit.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 02:07 PM   #20
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I have a similar problem to Ungdomspastorn with my XP installation dying and being unable to install anything else and not get a kernel panic... Perhaps I need to swap the location on the IDE cable or change some of my boot settings? I tried Ubuntu 7.04, and that's where my Kernel Panic hit.
These boards only have 1 IDE slot on the motherboard. It was not an option.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 05:43 PM   #21
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Its possible that they just did not compile the proper drivers for the IDE controller into the live disk. Tho I was sure there was a generic one maybe it doesn't work for this particular controller or something. This is just a guess tho.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 06:51 PM   #22
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I have an ASUS A7N8X motherboard, an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor, an nVidia GeForce FX 5500 Graphics Card, 2x512 dual channel Corsair RAM, and a Western Digital Caviar SE 7200 160GB. From what I can tell, it SHOULD work with Linux.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 07:19 PM   #23
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I don't think twice installing a Linux to any computer.

I would say for a desktop, where most hardware are standardised, about 2 to 3 distros in a 100 may panic when being booted. This is based on self assembled PC. Proprietary systems are like laptops with many components cut back.

On laptops where a lot of hardware are non-standard, as a way to reduce cost, there are more kernel panics.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 03:22 PM   #24
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Check your memory

any time I have run into kernel panic or just glitchy behavior in past it has been my memory. I just purchased a mother board with one ide cable and spent a good bit of time trying unsuccessfully many times to load linux, receiving kernel panics and man other errors as well. It all came down to the memory, after pulling a bad stick of memory off the mother board everything is functioning smoothly.

On a previous computer with two ide ports I received kernel panics, inability to install linux, as well as many other interesting errors, and once again, pulling a bad stick of memory brought perfect functionality.

Kernel panic likely means bad memory.
check your memory.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 12:48 AM   #25
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any time I have run into kernel panic or just glitchy behavior in past it has been my memory. I just purchased a mother board with one ide cable and spent a good bit of time trying unsuccessfully many times to load linux, receiving kernel panics and man other errors as well. It all came down to the memory, after pulling a bad stick of memory off the mother board everything is functioning smoothly.

On a previous computer with two ide ports I received kernel panics, inability to install linux, as well as many other interesting errors, and once again, pulling a bad stick of memory brought perfect functionality.

Kernel panic likely means bad memory.
check your memory.
If this is the case then "why does Windows XP boot flawlessly"?????
 
Old 04-22-2008, 02:45 AM   #26
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If this is the case then "why does Windows XP boot flawlessly"?????
Bold. Italic. Large font. Five question marks. I sense exasperation.

Well, XP might simply not use the bad bit of memory during boot, or when it does, the results might be scrambled but not needed to complete the boot sequence. Simple as that.

Linux aggressively allocates ram for IO buffers, and will typically "use" memory faster (although it can be quickly re-used for proper processes if necessary). This might be one explanation for more of your memory being used under Linux, and thus the system being more susceptible to memory faults.

The good thing is that you don't have to guess. Most Linux distros come with a memory checker for saving your sanity in cases such as this.

When you boot to Linux, you will probably see a boot menu, and one of the options will probably be to run a memory checker (usually called memcheck86 or something like that). Select this at the boot screen and let it run for a while. Let it go several passes through the full memory space.

If you don't find a memory fault this way, then at least you can more or less rule it out as the cause.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 10:41 AM   #27
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I have this very message on my red hat Fedora system while trying to boot after installing a new cpu fan and necessarily disconnecting and reconnecting the several components to the board, which had to come out due to mounting screws UNDER the board. I have reset the date and time and I suspect some other item(s) need to be set correctly so boot can continue, but I don't knkow which ones. Can anyone instruct me? Here is the last page of messages seen while booting, and I don't know how to retrieve any that scrolled by before these came:

…………..other stuff I can’t see off the screen)

Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 2
Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 3
Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 4
Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 5
Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 6
Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 7
Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 8
Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 9
/dev/hdb: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 0: Input/output error
/dev/hdb: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 528023552: Input/output error
/dev/hdb: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 0: Input/output error
No volume groups found
/dev/hdb: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 0: Input/output error
/dev/hdb: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 0: Input/output error
/dev/hdb: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 528023552: Input/output error
/dev/hdb: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 0: Input/output error
Unable to find volume group “VolGroup00”
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
Mount: error No such device or address mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3
Setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
Setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
Setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
Switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic – not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

(and that’s all she wrote -- it freezes at that point)
I have the same problem, the difference is only that the missing directory/file is /sbin/init and the logical blocks concerned where of different order xxxxx....

I'm getting this error after cloning a hard drive locally (source:hda, destination:hdc), now when I move my hdc drive to another machine (exactly same model, the only difference is that the original one has 2 network cards and the other has 1 network card). I've gone through this thread and found many inputs, and I tried some, e.g. changing the IDE channel from hda to hdc and vice versa, but the error message keeps on tracking the channel (I/O error on hdc or hda).

Any input is appreciated.

P.S.
Tried experimenting with that ghosting software (g4l) on other machines by cloning via ftp server, and I didn't encounter such a problem (send image file of hda to ftp server, then restore that image file to other hda on other machine)
-when two machines were identical-everything OK
-when two machines were not identical (from dell to hp, IDE to SATA, MS Windows), I only had to repair my installation [actually, I want to do the same thing on my linux with this problem, but don't know the procedure to follow]
-Don't ask me why I also didn't send the image file of this machine to ftp server. Just help me to sort out that local 'click'n clone':-)
 
Old 11-17-2008, 10:11 PM   #28
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ubuntu UE 2.0

i kept getting a error " 15.855775 Kernel panic - not symcing: Attempted to kill init! " after i put a different video card "geforce mx 4000" into a pci slot and changing the "biso" onboard "intel gmx 850 or something like that"
to read the pci video! but if i take the card out it go back and runs just fine! and the card is good i have tryed it on xp and it still works!

Last edited by yago_potato; 11-17-2008 at 10:16 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:07 PM   #29
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I recently tried to upgrade my kernel on Debian from 2.6.18 to 2.6.24. I used the linux-source package from the stable repository. After I tried to boot into the new kernel, I got the "Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!" message. The line just before it says "/sbin/init: 432: cannot open /dev/console: No such file." I figure this is what's causing the kernel panic. Does anybody have any idea?

Thanks,

Brandon
 
Old 03-25-2009, 01:55 PM   #30
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HI, this is what I encountered when booting the Kernel built by Openembedded for AT91SAM9G20EK using the ulf branch......

VFS: Mounted root (jffs2 filesystem).
Freeing init memory: 128K
INIT: version 2.86 booting
Starting udevKernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Anyone, have some thoughts on this?
 
  


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