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Old 11-19-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Question Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init?


I want to run Puppy 5.1.1 on my HP Pavilion dv6810us (Windows Vista 32, 3 usb slots). My cdrom/dvd drive is dead so I want to boot live from my usb jump drive.

I created a Puppy live cd on friend's Sony Vaio computer (Windows XP) which successfully booted. I then installed to usb jump drive in the one usb slot available.

When I try the live usb boot on my HP computer it stops at "Performing a 'switch root' to the layered filesystem...Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"

Any help appreciated!
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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When you installed to usb did you burn as an image or did you let it install into usb? If it installed to usb the installer will not do it's job(load).
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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hey EDDY1
you think he need to change the isolinux.cfg to look at the sda media instead of the sr0 media
you need to create a bootable puppy cd image on the usb. or a frugal install that uses the initrd image to load the drivers to mount the usb.

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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Ithink he had to burn it usb as if he was burning an iso image to cd/dvd, so that it will be bootable.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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If he has can boot his winsxp:

Download cdburnerxp there's option to burn iso image to usb.

I was looking at puppy it's obviosly not listing iso's the same as debian, with debian I can just get bin-1, burn image and boot do the rest on net.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for responses!

I burned the live cd from the 5.1.1 iso downloaded from puppylinux.org Then
I followed the directions for installing to USB at:

http://puppylinux.org/main/Manual-English.htm

which I am reviewing again.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, I used cdburnerxp to burn the iso to cd...
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:47 PM   #8
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lupu_5.11 is iso bin-1
You can just skip burning to cd and burn directly to usb
 
Old 11-19-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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When you installed cdburnerxp did you make it your default iso burner?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #10
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I'm having the same problem.

I'm trying to boot from a CD in which I have burned Puppy Linux 5.2.5

I get this error :

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performing a 'switch_root' to the layered filesystem...Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
 
Old 08-23-2013, 11:58 PM   #11
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http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...tall-troubles/
 
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #12
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Thanks a bunch. I burned a newer version and it worked. Most likely the first CD burn was corrupted.
 
  


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