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Old 12-15-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
shorty943
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Kernel Panic


Oh MY what have I done wrong? Today installed Mandriva 2006 to a neighbours brand new MSI K9 series Athlon x86\64, all went well, I thought, until the reboot. the last few lines of text read. mount rootfile /dev/root mount: Error 6 mnt Ext3 flags default will retry without options flag mount: Error 6mnt Ext3 will retry without any flags Pivotroot: Pivot-root(sysroot,/sysroot/initrd umount /initrd/sys failed 2 umount/proc failed initrd finished kernel panic-not syncing:no init found try passing init= option to kernel Any help at all will be most appreciated. Regards shorty943.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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Kernel panic

I don't know if this is relevant or not, but it happened to
me once trying to install a couple of different distros on
my Dell E510, and I found out it was because I was trying to
install on a SATA drive. That's not necessarily a problem
at all, but just because the install program recognizes the
SATA drive doesn't mean the installed kernel will. Since
the initial memory-resident programs all come from the
initrd, the problem won't show up until the initrd tries
to pass off to a disk-mounted filesystem that all of a
sudden it can't find.

I don't know anything at all about Mandriva, so you would
need to get advice on the kernel installation from someone
who's familiar with it (I'm afraid I'm old-fashioned-I use
Slackware) but that might be one problem. Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 06:54 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by morollan7
I don't know if this is relevant or not, but it happened to
me once trying to install a couple of different distros on
my Dell E510, and I found out it was because I was trying to
install on a SATA drive. That's not necessarily a problem
at all, but just because the install program recognizes the
SATA drive doesn't mean the installed kernel will. Since
the initial memory-resident programs all come from the
initrd, the problem won't show up until the initrd tries
to pass off to a disk-mounted filesystem that all of a
sudden it can't find.

I don't know anything at all about Mandriva, so you would
need to get advice on the kernel installation from someone
who's familiar with it (I'm afraid I'm old-fashioned-I use
Slackware) but that might be one problem. Hope this helps.
Nope ATA-IDE all the way. My own machines are MSI K7/K8 Athlon 32bit 1.6GB and Athlon x64 3.8 Gb respectively, also Acer 3000 laptop, all running Mandriva 2006 faultlessly. Beginning to suspect something about the K9 series m/b. Not sure yet. I am a retired Steam ship engineer, may give you an idea of my age. Computing has given the old grey matter a new reason to grind (sometimes a little slowly)
Thanks for your reply all the same. I only found this site 14-12-06(dd-mm-yy), you folk are terrific, thank you all.
regards shorty943.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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Post your /boot/grub/menu.lst or /etc/lilo.conf.

Post your /etc/fstab file.

In the BIOS, did you select Fail-Safe settings?

After you set Fail-Safe settings, did you set all hard drives to LBA, but only if there is no valuable data?

Did you set IRQ to BIOS instead of OS?

Is it a dual boot?
 
Old 12-15-2006, 08:23 PM   #5
shorty943
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No dual boot, fresh install, will try to find and post that which you describe, must now drive 26 Km to this persons home to have another try to get him onto the net, Yes, in Australia some of our larger farming properties are measured in square mile or Kilometers, not in acres or hectares. Be back in a couple of hours, see you then.
 
  


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