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Old 03-05-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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Angry After installing Mandrake 9.2, Redhat will not boot (kernel panic)

I was interested in a quadruple (4) boot between Windows 98, Windows XP, Redhat 9.0, and Mandrake9.2.

I am using System Commander, which is a very good boot manager. I installed Redhat 9.0, using Grub on the boot partition (not the mbr) booted fine. Then I installed Mandrake9.2 on a different partition using LILO on a separate boot partition. Both Redhat and Mandrake are sharing a swap partition.

And now When I boot up redhat, I get the Grup selection menu...I choose my kernel, and attempts to boot, but then I get the error "Kernel Panic: No Init Found. Try passing init=option to kernel."

I am wondering, am I even installing the right way. Am I supposed to install the bootloaders on two seperate boot partitions?

I have Grub and LILO as my two different boot loaders....should I use the same one?

I am concerned with why this happend in the first place. Could Mandrake's boot loader be interfering with Redhats. I will have to troubleshoot the issue. I am having so many problems I have 8 partitions on my hard drive! and perhaps I cannot install LILO above the 1024 cylinder?
Old 03-06-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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Usually that error is an indicator that you told grub to look for the redhat init in the wrong partition. Try booting up Mandrake and mounting the Redhat partitions and verify that the partition grub is looking in to find the Redhat boot directives is the proper one. I think Mandrake also has a partition manager GUI that you can use to simply view all the partitions. If you find that the two don't match, edit grub.conf to contain the proper locations.


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