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Old 05-26-2011, 06:57 AM   #1
Amido2005
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[Question] Start Up Problem ... Urgent Please


Hello,

I have a big problem in linux centos 5 startup process ...

I get this message:

Kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-238.el5
Error 15 : File not found


This message appeared after update of the kernel and i can,t solve it .... Sorry i am a beginner in linux .
 
Old 05-26-2011, 08:23 AM   #2
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press the down arrow key during start up.
you should get a grub menu to let you select the kernel to use.
start with the most recent one, then older ones.
you'll probably be able to boot at least one of them.
once this works, your problem is not as urgent
 
Old 05-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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press the down arrow key during start up.
you should get a grub menu to let you select the kernel to use.
start with the most recent one, then older ones.
you'll probably be able to boot at least one of them.
once this works, your problem is not as urgent
Thanks 16pide for your reply but there is only one choice wich is the same one and when i boot from it the same msg appears .
when i edit grub file i found:

root(hd0,0)
Kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-238.el5
module /........
.
.

and so on


so the problem still excist
 
Old 05-29-2011, 08:50 AM   #4
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Any one here can help me ??
 
Old 05-30-2011, 01:24 PM   #5
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Amido2005,

The way I usually solve issues like this (probably a really silly way of doing it):

1) Press Esc (or down arrow) at start up to enter the grub selection menu.
2) Enter the command line by pressing 'c' (or it might tell you a different key, just follow any instructions on screen)
3) Type "root (hd0,0)" (no quotes) and press enter.
4) Now type "kernel /" and press tab - this should give you a list of files found.

Find the kernel image (it could be in a boot folder if the partition you selected is the root partition) and use that path in the kernel command.

Remember when you successfully boot to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst with the right path to the kernel.

Hope this helps, as its the way I've always done it when I've had trouble with booting.
 
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