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Old 06-20-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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Slackpkg + Kernel panic


Hi,

Ive made a pretty big mistake and ran slackpkg update all, in an attempt to upgrade to slackware current. All went well but now when i boot i get a kernel panic error about mounting the root file system.

I think this is because slackpkg replaced the 2.4 kernel with a 2.6 one, i know i should have read change logs first... And this new kernel does not include the reiser file system drivers.

Is there any way i can rebuild the kernel, or reinstall the 2.4? I have had a look in knoppix live cd and there does not seem to be a record of the 2.4 kernel there anymore.

Is there anyway i can recover from this? I dont really want to reinstall.

Thanks for any help
Jack
 
Old 06-20-2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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Uh, slackware-current uses the 2.4.32 kernel......so something else was broken in your update..........maybe your bootloader was over written(grub,lilo).......
 
Old 06-21-2006, 02:13 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by 320mb
Uh, slackware-current uses the 2.4.32 kernel......so something else was broken in your update..........maybe your bootloader was over written(grub,lilo).......
mmm... this is right! what about lilo? did you do: lilo -t && lilo -v? (or something similar if you use grub)
a simple solution is - assuming yoiu are using lilo -:

1- boot with cd1;
2- mount your / partition into a dir (es: mkdir /mnt/temp && mount -t reiser /dev/your_root_partition /mnt/temp);
3- have a look to installed packages: probably your old 2.4 has been replaced with a new one (2.4.32?);
4- chroot inside /mnt/temp (this is the name you use to mount your root);
5- run:
#lilo -t && lilo -v
6- if no error occurs just reboot, remove the cd and ... pray :P

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