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Old 05-23-2004, 11:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Redhat 9 installation causes kernel panic

Attempting my first ever linux install ... Starting Red Hat 9 install, I choose the gui install and after some text scrolling across the screen I get a message saying ...

Kernel panic: Attempting to kill the init

Thinking this looks bad (even to a noob) I tried again ... this time I got ...

Kernel panic: Attempting to kill the idle task! In idle task - not syncing

Can anyone give me a hint what this means?
Old 05-24-2004, 09:36 AM   #2
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some ideas would be to use text mode install, try boot from 2nd cd ( not sure if available ), try boot from other set of cds, try remove some undeeded-for-install hardware.

good luck,
Old 05-24-2004, 11:36 PM   #3
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Check for compatibility of your hardware. You should find info at on hardware. There are other boot images on the first cd that allow you to create a boot floppy. If you have a floppy drive try the different ones.


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