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Old 03-17-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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computer is not booting up

Today when I opened the net, my computer (debian 4.0)hanged.I switched off the system and now on restarting it is not booting up.It showing error message 'Kernel panic'.till yesterday there was no problem and the net was also working.
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Just "Kernel panic" or is there more ? It would help it there was more.

Try booting a live CD, are you sure the HDD didn't fail ?
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kernel panic occur in two cases
1- when their is a wrong parameter in the kernel aurgument
2- when init program gets corrupt

according to your problem it seems that init program has been corrupt
it can be recovered by installing the SysVinit rpm from the rescue mode
try this hope so it should work


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