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Old 12-29-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
wolferine
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Kernel Panic!!!


Dear Experts:
Thank you for trying to help me sort this out. I have just installed linux

mandriva 2006 the free edition. and i am a total nube at linux. ive just

downloaded and installed it. the installation went good with no erros or

anything. have made the boot in the first boot sector of the '/' root. im sorry

if what i am talking about sounds weird but it's what happned. the boot lowader

loads then i choose 'linux' then I get an error when i try to load linux and the

error is:

pivotroot: pivot_roor(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failoed: 2
unmount /initrd/ sys failed: 2
unmount /initrd/ proc failed:2
initred finished
freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
kernel panic:no init fouind. tryinh passing init=option to kernel.

I dont know if i messed it!. while partetioning i have made it 'auto' the

installation determined the paretitiong thing for me and it formated my 40GB IDe

for linux.

Please help me to run linux.. and also please dont ask me to do things.. without

adding details how to do it.. as i said before.. i am a total nube
thanks alot guys.

my machine is: Amd 3000*64bit, HD IDE 40GB, SATA 160GB where linux is installed,

MSI motherboard k8n.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 05:54 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to linuxquestions.

Are you dualbooting Linux/windowsXP, or is Linux the only operating system on your pc?

Is the 40GB disk your primary drive?

I would do a reinstall, and choose to install the bootloader to your MBR (Master Boot Record).

You downloaded the x86_64 bit free edition of Mandriva?

Last edited by anti.corp; 12-29-2005 at 05:58 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:21 AM   #3
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the 64bit version could be a solution, but I would first try to do what the kernel says: pass the init=option at the bootloader. Do you use GRUB or LILO?
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:28 AM   #4
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I am using the 86_64 bit free edition of Mandriva and the 40GB is the primary.

I am not dualbooting with windows. my windows is installed on the

SATA 160GB and the linux is on the 40GB HD. I removed the 160GB HD

before installing linux and when i started installing linux i only

was connecting the 40GB HD so.. i guess the 40GB is the primary to

Linux.. as i mensioned before i know noting about linux or even how

to use it .. so i cant do what it says and pass the init=option at the bootloader.

I am using that bootloader whos background is blue.. i think thats grub??
please if u have any good ideas .. help me..

is re-installing the whole thing may fix it??

Last edited by wolferine; 12-29-2005 at 06:32 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:43 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wolferine
I am using the 86_64 bit free edition of Mandriva and the 40GB is the primary.
I am not dualbooting with windows. my windows is installed on the SATA 160GB and the linux is on the 40GB HD. I removed the 160GB HD before installing linux and when i started installing linux i only was connecting the 40GB HD so.. i guess the 40GB is the primary to Linux.. as i mensioned before i know noting about linux or even how to use it .. so i cant do what it says and pass the init=option at the bootloader.
I am using that bootloader whos bacground is blue.. i think thats grub??
please if u have any good ideas .. help me..
is re-installing the whole thing may fix it??
Yes you are using Grub.

Are you manually switching between the two drives Linux/windows?

I would try to do a repair using your install cd. Only repair is to install bootloader to your MBR.

You will also find some good documentation here:

http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandrak.../Starter.html/
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:43 AM   #6
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First of ll, no need to disconnect the other drive. nBlue background... well, grub has a title (GNU/GRUB) on top, the background does'nt tell too much. Tru this:

If it is GRUB: press e , edit the first line, and add the init=option at the end.
It it is LILO: you are cooked. You will have to do everything over.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:45 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antiloaded
Yes you are using Grub.

Are you manually switching between the two drives Linux/windows?

I would try to do a repair using your install cd. Only repair is to install bootloader to your MBR.

You will also find some good documentation here:

http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandrak.../Starter.html/
Umm, the fact that you have a blue color for GRUB in debian doesn not mean that that is a rule. Te default bootloader for Mandrake is LILO.

Edit: Although, i agree, repair using the install-cd.
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Last edited by BinJajer; 12-29-2005 at 06:49 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:10 AM   #8
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umm.. i;ve tried the rescue cd thing but it seems it didnt work!. i tryed re-installing the lilo bootloader again but it seems non effective, and yes it happend that i have lilo and not grub.. .. im cooked !!
well since i re-installed that boatloader and the problem is still there then the problem isnt in the boot loader in the first place.. there must be something else is wrong.. there are no concole at which i can edit anything!! where do i press e and edit the first line in the kernel?? there are no way i can type anything ,, it crashes before the linux system starts!! do i really have to install linux over again?? and which bootloader is prefable lilo or grub?? please any help would be so apreciated. yes i manually swtch between linux and windows because of my ignorance with linux im afraid i change anything in windows!! and i dont want to mess with windows bootloader either
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:40 AM   #9
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ok. I suggest that you format your harddrive plus your MBR. Formatting your MBR can be done using a windows boot disc and typing:
Code:
fdisk /mbr
Then reinstall mandriva.

Oh and by the way. Running Mandriva/windowsXP as dual boot, is not difficult.

Lets assume you have both your harddrives connected.

Primary: 160GB SATA
Secondary: 40GB IDE

Where your primary is containing your windows installation.

Boot up with your mandriva install CD and select your secondary harddrive as targetpartition.
When asked for where to install lilo, just pick MBR. Lilo will automatically find your windows installation and make it an option when you boot.
Thats it.

You are not messing with your windows bootloader. Lilo will do the job

IF you want to turn back to the manual switching thing, just remove your secondary harddrive, then fdisk /mbr and you will have your windows installation restored as the only boot option.

Last edited by anti.corp; 12-29-2005 at 07:41 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 08:48 AM   #10
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Thanks alot guys the problem have been soved by re-installing mandrive all over again
untill now i dont know where was the problem!.. but re-installing fixed everything.
thank you all for your advises and time and help
 
  


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