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Old 05-22-2004, 04:33 AM   #1
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Exclamation Another Kernal panic prob--new installation won't boot!

I installed Knoppix 3.4 (a Debian build) using their installer script, and upon boot I get this error message:

initrd-tools: 0.1.67
mount: fs type devfs not supported by kernal

This in turn causes all kinds of missing file error messages until ultimately I get this:

Kernal panic: Attempted to kill init!

And then it just hangs. I have no idea what this means, and why this is happening.

My harddrive specs are as follows:

Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Partitions 3
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 0
SCSI Target ID 0
Sectors/Track 63
Size 27.95 GB (30,005,821,440 bytes)
Total Cylinders 3,648
Total Sectors 58,605,120
Total Tracks 930,240
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 22.48 GB (24,132,939,264 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size 4.98 GB (5,346,432,000 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 24,659,389,440 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #2
Partition Size 502.03 MB (526,417,920 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 24,132,971,520 bytes

Can anyone please help?
Old 06-15-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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the line "mount: fs type devfs not supported by kernal" shows up your problem I think. You really need a kernel with devfs support are you using a custom kernel?

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