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Old 10-17-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
duffmckagan
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Unusual Boot errors on Mandriva 2005 LE.


I installed the Mandriva LE 2005 yesterday, and not happy to find the unusual boot up errors that I get.

When I booted to Mandriva, it gave me an Error saying


Error while booting --1:

Code:
 init not found! Kernel Panic.
I had attached a New Master hard-disk (Mandriva resides on the Slave one...and the BIOS is configured to boot from the second hard disk, so shouldn't have had any problem.)

Then I simply pressed the panic button and Mandriva booted fine.


[b]Error while booting --2:[b]

Code:
Starting mDNSResponder
The Boot up stopped at the above process!
I pressed the Restart Button and it booted up fine.


Why do I get such errors?
A new one on every boot?

Anything wrong with my setup?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 06:31 AM   #2
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Re: Unusual Boot errors on Mandriva 2005 LE.

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Originally posted by duffmckagan
I had attached a New Master hard-disk (Mandriva resides on the Slave one...and the BIOS is configured to boot from the second hard disk, so shouldn't have had any problem.)
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If Mandriva was originally a Master then you would have had the exact problem you saw with the 'init not found' message - the bootloader (probably lilo) could not find the init scripts because they had been moved. I'm suprised it worked on the next reboot actually!?!

mDNSResponder is network service that would probably only stall/stop if your network was not up and running, although I haven't seen any problems myself with that. If you don't need it then you can always stop it from starting in the MLCC.

If your getting different boot errors each time I'd check your cabling and that the drives are plugged in fully. If the problems started after you added a new drive then it is more than likely that is the cause.

Is the PC booting okay now?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 06:42 AM   #3
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>>If Mandriva was originally a Master then you would have had the exact problem you saw with the 'init not found' message - the bootloader (probably lilo) could not find the init scripts because they had been moved. I'm suprised it worked on the next reboot actually!?!


Yes. That is what I was wondering about!
Moreover, Mandriva wasn't on the Master drive.
I deliberately connected the Drive as Slave..cuz I wanted to connect the Other Hard disk (For testing Distros).

Moreover, I really don't understand this unusual phenomena of Mandriva booting fine the next time..without making any changes. (I am using GRUB...not LILO)



>>mDNSResponder is network service that would probably only stall/stop if your network was not up and running, although I haven't seen any problems myself with that. If you don't need it then you can always stop it from starting in the MLCC.

That was absolutely random, and my Internet connection was working fine.
I also haven't encountered such problems ever before!



>Is the PC booting okay now?

Yes it is fine.
But now the Windows XP (This computer is a Dual Boot with Mandriva) has started to give me a sluggish response...which makes me feel like pulling off my hair.



There is no problem with the other drive connected.
I'd disconnect it and try whether the problems persist...

But I really don't understand whether a Hard Disk can cause such Random errors, which get fixed by themselves? Lol..

Last edited by duffmckagan; 10-18-2005 at 06:43 AM.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 01:55 AM   #4
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just reading through. do not see why xp would now be sluggish bec of linux.
if your HD is smart enabled and if you have installed smartmontools
it might be time to check your HD is fine.
I do not think you have, though.
If you have 2 HD on the same cable, it will go at the speed of the slowest
Aare they all ATA100/133

If grub does not find whatever it wanted, it has a default boot option
(it is called continue / fallback / deafult or someting like that)
Maybe it is fallbacking
 
Old 10-20-2005, 03:53 AM   #5
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Mandriva works just so smooth. No problem at all. No hangs and lags.

But the Windows sucks!
Even the mouse can't move around freely at times. I got no idea as to why is this happening.

Moreover, I have the two HDDs on a single cable, but I don't think that matters much.





Quote:
If grub does not find whatever it wanted, it has a default boot option
(it is called continue / fallback / deafult or someting like that)
Maybe it is fallbacking
No problem with GRUB anymore.
That error wasn't repeated.
 
  


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