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Old 05-01-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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Kernel Panic- Not Syncing: Fatal Exception during Partitioning Process

Hello Everyone,

I am new to linux and am trying to partition my hard drive and do a dual boot. I inserted the first RHEL 4 disk into my computer and restarted. I was was prompted to enter linux rescue, which I did. I chose my language preferences, and selected skip when told the program will now attempt to find a RHEL install to rescue. I did not get a prompt where I could access the partitions, and when I tried to reboot and do it again I was able to get through the first part of the process, but received a message saying "Kernel Panic- Not Syncing: Fatal Exception.". Could someone please help, or offer easier ways of partitioning and dual boot. Thanks.
Old 05-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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'kernel panic - not syncing' just means that because of the errors that happened before the kernel stops work and especially doesn't write anything to disk. which is a good thing, because it would destroy you data otherwise...

the problem was, that the kernel did not find the program 'init', which is not surprising, because it got lots of errors when trying to find the system partition. as you can see before, the mount of your filesystem failed, so changing from the temporary initrd to the real root failed as well (pivot_root), and deallocation the initrd had to fail because of this (because it is still used).


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