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Old 04-19-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 6, Updating Kernel = Kernel panic

First let me explain my setup.

Fedora core 6 running in vmware on a windows 2k3 system.

In order to install vmware tools i need to update my kernel.
So i follow these instructions.

1. # Install packages to build the kernel modules

yum install gcc kernel-devel

2. # Check the running kernel matches the kernel headers

uname -r # running kernel
rpm -q kernel-devel # installed kernel headers

3. # If the two versions do not match, run

yum -y upgrade kernel kernel-devel

After doing those 3 steps, i get a kernel panic when trying to boot.
Error: "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"

I can boot the old kernel 2.6.17-1.2630.fc6 but the new kernel 2.6.20-1.3084.fc7, gives me the kernel panic error.

I noticed how the old kernel is *.fc6 and the new one says *.fc7, does this stand for fedora core 6 and fedora core 7? I'm running fedora core 6, so is this new kernel only compatible with fedora core 7?
Old 04-19-2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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can you please give more info... what comes before the panic?
Old 05-01-2007, 03:21 PM   #3
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Theres a screenshot of the error.


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