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Old 10-27-2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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Question kernel panic :Attempted to kill init.

Hello ,
When I boot my System after installing linux then the
error message is
process swapper (Pid :1 ,stackpage....(some hexa codes)

Some codes..................
kernel panic :Attempted to kill init.

Can you tell me what is the reason for this problem.
Old 10-28-2006, 01:50 PM   #2
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The message "attempted to kill init" might be more properly stated as "init has died."

The init process ("process #1") is manually created when the system boots, and it isn't allowed to die. For as long as the system is running, init must be alive and working properly But it's a program like any other, and if the system fails to initialize for some reason, or if the runtime environment is really wonked-up, it can halt. Since the design of Linux is such that the system cannot run without init, if it dies, the kernel panics.

But the fact that init died is not the root cause of the problem; it is simply a consequence. (This is just "the final sickening 'thud.'") The real messages identifying the true problem will precede this one.

Check your configuration, make sure you really did not only allocate but also format the swap-space, and so on.

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Old 10-29-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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hi friends
i got the same problem when i installed RedHat9 in an other PC.during the boot i got many messages at the end i got
kernel panic :Attempted to kill init.

but for me during the installation the linux do not detect the monitor (i told that won't hurt because it went on),and during the graphical card configuration i did not gonfigure it (i have nvidia gforce mx something like this)and the linux asked me to choose the appropriate(the default one was VESA);so i did ot configure i did use the default(VESA).i think(i'm not sure )that that was the pblm.

any solution or suggestion.i'm a victim too.

many thanks



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