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Old 03-26-2009, 03:20 AM   #31
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Kernel Panic!


run a memory check, this is available on most every Linux distribution, whether it be from the install cd or the boot menu. If this shows errors check each stick of memory you have to find the faulty one and replace it or pull it. This should fix things up for you. The only other thing it really could be is the hard drive. Usually a mother board or processor going bad leads much bigger problems. Aside from that all I can say is try a different distro, not windows though. Running windows will very rarely tell you what is wrong with your computer and often mis lead you to thinking nothing is wrong, so it must be linux. This is wrong, it is not linux, it is your computer.
 
Old 12-24-2009, 02:12 AM   #32
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Kernel Panic

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Originally Posted by mr805newbie View Post
If the I/O controller was shorted then Windows XP would not boot neither. This seems to be isolated to Mandriva. Some system boot file is looking in the wrong places for the appropriate environment variables and paths.
I have exactly the same issue.
My Win XP PC would not boot and I need to retrieve data from it, so one of my friends suggested to use Ubuntu (9.04) to boot the Xp machine (e-machine t4010) with one slot of 512 RAM and access the data. But I am running into the "Kernel Panic" issue.

I also ran a memory test (20 min) and got
Pass =1
Errors = > 800000
ECC Errrs =0

What does this tell me? Is the issue in the RAM
How do pinpoint the issue (RAM, HD or Mother Board)?

Pl help.

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Old 12-24-2009, 06:05 AM   #33
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This thread is old like 2 years old now going on 3. Rezzing the dead can result in many unforseen problems such as brain eating, the need to bite ohters, parts of your body parts falling off, and the need for others on the forum to ignore this post.

Anyway in regards to this issue it normally happens when the kernel is unable to load the root file system. This can be caused many different things such as no drivers built into the kernel for the local storage drive.
 
Old 12-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #34
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Anyway in regards to this issue it normally happens when the kernel is unable to load the root file system. This can be caused many different things such as no drivers built into the kernel for the local storage drive.
Thx. But how do I go about fixing this?
 
Old 01-21-2010, 04:10 PM   #35
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I got
"udevadm settle - timeout of 180 seconds reached, the event queue contains: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:000f.1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sr0 (933 [ 181,434278] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!" any ideas what's wrong please?
 
Old 04-24-2010, 08:53 AM   #36
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A great explanation...

...so what's the fix?
 
Old 04-24-2010, 08:58 AM   #37
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rcastanet;

Please start a new thread with a complete question. This thread is very old, and I doubt if your specific issue is going to really fit in.
 
  


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