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Old 08-24-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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Kernel panic problem with all of my kernels after installing new kernel


Here is a quick overview before I explain my problem:

I am running Debian Sid. I installed it from a sarge net install disc, and upgraded to sid. By default, I had a debian 2.6.7-1-686 kernel. I decided to install the 2.6.8-1-686 kernel from debian, and I got a terrible problem when I rebooted to the new kernel:

/sbin/init: 424: cannot open dev/console; No such file
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

The strange problem is, I get the same exact error when I boot to the 2.6.7 kernel (which I kept as a fallback)

I didn't know what to do, so I just reinstalled debian. Again, I have the 2.6.7-1-686 kernel that works fine, then I went ahead and compiled my own kernel ( and I got the very same error.

Is this problem fixable? I don't want to have to reinstall debian again


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Old 04-14-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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Surely you learned how to build that kernel by now. If not, Kernel Rebuild Guide will teach you.
Old 04-14-2006, 09:48 PM   #3
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Check to see if your initial ramdisks (initrds) are working properly. If not, create one for your version.


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