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Old 03-17-2003, 12:33 AM   #1
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Problems installing RH 7.2

I am attempting to install Redhat 7.2, but have been unable to install. I have 2 hard drives on machine. Used Partition Magic to Partition second Drive with Linux Partition and Swap Partition. Changed boot device to CD-Rom, installed installation CD and rebooted. Redhat started and I choose Graphical installed and selected enter. Started loading and came up with next screen showing a bunch of system information and an error. The Error <0> Kernal Panic: Attempted to Kill init.

What gives.. I'm a Linux Newbie and am installing Linux to learn it.. Any ideas..
Old 03-17-2003, 04:39 AM   #2
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what bootloader (grub or lilo).?
i also had problems with's what i did..
1)booted and used linux rescue
2) chrooted to /mnt/syslinux
3) removed the initrd part on grub.conf and reboot voila...and upgraded the kernel, mkinitrd and returned the initrd part of grub.conf
Old 03-17-2003, 10:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.. I also did a search on google and came up with a few answers. It seems it may be my motherboard that's giving me problems. It's a Abit KX7-333r, it seems that 7.2 has problems with the chipset. recommended that you upgrade the Kernel and few other fixes. I'm completely new to Linux, in fact I am installing it to support a Unix/Linux class I am taking. The version of Redhat I was installing was included with the text book. After doing some research I think I will make life easy on myself and purchase and install SuSe 8.1 pro. Cheaper than Redhat and the reviews were good. Thank again for replying..


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