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Old 03-18-2003, 10:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy kernel panic (how many of these do you get a day?)

Hi, I'm having problems installing slackware 8.1 or even booting a rescue disk. I loaded the installation cd-rom and it panicked on me when it tried to boot. I also got the same message with the boot floppy.

Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

I might not know a whole lot about linux, but I can say that killing init isn't good. The trace codes and whatnot are just a bunch of hex values. I'm using a Duron 1.3GHz, which I thought was x86 compatible so the architecture shouldn't be an issue. The memory isn't the problem, either -- I tried and got the same result with new memory. Any help would be really appreciated, I've read all the posts about kernel panics here and nothing seems to help. Thanks a lot for your time.

Old 03-19-2003, 07:19 AM   #2
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Have you tried a different rescue disk e.g Toms or Alphalinux?
Old 03-19-2003, 04:00 PM   #3
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Sorry, I found the was some setting in the BIOS that messed up the memory. Everything's okay now. Sorry to waste your time. ;[


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