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Old 07-29-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
willthrom
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Panic On Boot


Hi,

I have installed a Red Hat Enterprise 5. It boot right which its kernel 2.6.X default.

I need to install a 2.4 kernel (i need load a old driver module).

When system boot with 2.4 boot messages is showed:

Mounting root filesystem
kjournald starting. Commit inetrval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly on device
Freeing usused kernelmemory: 164k free
Warning: unable to open an initial console
Kernel Panic Attempt to kill init


I check /etc/fstab, /etc/mtab
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE
etc.etc

Boot detect the HD in hdc (it is a solid-memory HDD) (I dont have any other HD).

menu.lts say root(hd0,0) and I don't know why (becouse it has to be hd2,0. Kernel 2.6 boot with no problems.

What i missed?
I'm very lost right now. one day lost with that thing.

Thank you.

Last edited by willthrom; 07-29-2009 at 04:09 AM.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hi,

I have installed a Red Hat Enterprise 5. It boot right which its kernel 2.6.X default.

I need to install a 2.4 kernel (i need load a old driver module).

When system boot with 2.4 boot messages is showed:

Mounting root filesystem
kjournald starting. Commit inetrval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly on device
Freeing usused kernelmemory: 164k free
Warning: unable to open an initial console
Kernel Panic Attempt to kill init


I check /etc/fstab, /etc/mtab
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE
etc.etc

Boot detect the HD in hdc (it is a solid-memory HDD) (I dont have any other HD).

menu.lts say root(hd0,0) and I don't know why (becouse it has to be hd2,0. Kernel 2.6 boot with no problems.

What i missed?
I'm very lost right now. one day lost with that thing.

Thank you.
So...you've got a 2.6 system installed and running, and loaded a 2.4 kernel? The kernel is depending on everything else on the system to function properly....and it's all 2.6, not 2.4 compatible.

The best suggestion would be to either install an old version of Linux with a 2.4 kernel, or to get an updated module for 2.6. Also, I'd strongly suggest you call RedHat support, since you're paying for it with your Enterprise subscription...
 
  


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