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Old 02-20-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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Hi, I need some help installing... I have a IBM PC SERVER 704 with 4 Pentium pro 200mhz processors... Slackware wont install... All I get is Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! above that it states: EIP: [<c070fe80>] mutex_lock+0x0/0x10 SS:ESP 0068:c126fe10. Helps me please!
 
Old 02-21-2008, 02:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

You simply must give us more information before we can sort out your problem ...

When do you get this error? Can you post more of it?
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:00 AM   #3
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I had some trouble with an installation using the smp enabled 2.6.21 kernel. This is only a wild guess but you could try installing with the non-smp kernel?
 
Old 02-21-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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yeah I could try that, but doesn't that only support one processor systems?


The whole error is this:

Code: 89 5c 24 04 89 74 24 14 e8 1e ff ff ff 8b 5c 20 8b 74 24 24 8b 7c 24 28 83 c4 2c c3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 <f0> ff 08 79 05 e8 36 01 00 00 c3 90 8d 74 26 00 f0 ff 00 7f 05
EIP: [<c070fe80>] mutex_lock+0x0/0x10 SS:ESP 0068:c126fe10
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! - Thats the whole error message. Right above it is:
[<c0103693>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x14
thats all the information I have!
 
Old 02-21-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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the huge.s kernel does the exact same thing
 
Old 02-21-2008, 03:54 PM   #6
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That error message indicates bad memory.

Try taking some modules out or replace with known good ones.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:03 PM   #7
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hmm, doesn't have too much ram to begin with. It has 256 in it and all of it tests ok, but I will try it.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:14 PM   #8
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That error message indicates bad memory.

Try taking some modules out or replace with known good ones.
I would have suggested running memtest86

when you see the boot prompt type in memtest86
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:31 PM   #9
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I've had memtest86 pass memory that I knew was bad.

Also, it takes ages whereas popping out or swapping out gives instant gratification.

However, if memtest86 says its bad, its bad so running it can still be a good thing to do.
 
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kk will try
 
Old 02-21-2008, 05:59 PM   #11
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Says it cannot find memtest86 kernel image... gurr!
 
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Use memtest86+ instead. Selecting it at boot is not automatic. You have to put it in your bootloader as a selection.
 
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o, ok I will give that a shot
 
Old 02-21-2008, 11:17 PM   #14
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wait, im not sure exactly how to do that... lol, I wasn't kidding when I said I am a noob... When I type in memtest86+ it says the same thing... cannot find memtest86+ kernel...

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #15
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I any one knows of any other distro that that might work with this old server lemme know, I am running out of options.. .I cannot get anything with a gui to install and work... not even windows... gives me a disk read error
 
  


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