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Old 10-06-2002, 05:34 AM   #1
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Help please: glibc uninstalled hence Kernel Panic


Linux is new to me. Used RH 7.1, then upgraded to 7.2. Everything was working fine for the last 10 months until I did a big boo boo:
I uninstalled glibc (doh!), to cut the long story short.

When rebooted the system complained:
Kernel Panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

I have a lot of work done on the hard disk, most backed up, but some not, updates and customisation etc. that I don't want to lose with a new installation.

Could anyone help please?

OS: RH 7.2/Win98 dual installation with Grub (Grub works)
CPU: AMD K6/2 350MHz
Ram: 392MB
Motherboard: AO AX59Pro
Peripherals: the usual plus internal Iomega Zip100.0

What I have tried up to now:

-Linux rescue from floppy works, I can see partitions with fdisk -l, but I cannot get to /dev/hda4, which is my Zip100.0 where I have glibc-common-2.2.4-29.i386.rpm and glibc- to install with the hope of normalising the system.

-tried mount -t ext3 /dev/hda4 but got a complaint

-tried to mount Zip100.0 under /mnt/sysimage/mnt/zip100.0, or something similar I cannot recal exactly, but could not

-got to Grub command line wrote root(hd0, 4) and wanted to read zip with find *.rpm: it seems to read it but cannot find any files even with full file name

What to do to get to zip and install the RPMs?

Thanks for reading this far and thanks in advance for any offer of help.
Old 10-07-2002, 05:22 AM   #2
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Talking Got it working

I found it in the end.

mount -t vfat /dev/hdd4 /zip will do the trick.

Then copy the RPMs to /mnt/sysimage/home/yourhome

chroot /mnt/sysimage

cd /mnt/sysimage/mnt/home/yourhome

rpm -U glibc-common-2.2.4-29.i386.rpm
rpm -U glibc-2.2.4-29.i386.rpm

...and I got a working system.


Thanks for anyone reading my earlier message.


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