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> Kernel Panic, fresh red hat 9 install, no go :(
neax
post Apr 10 2004, 11:49 PM
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hi guys and gals,

I just built a new computer, and installed red hat 9.

Upon rebooting the system, it came up with the message:

<0> Kernel panic : attempted to kill init!

Thinking that i may have screwed up the install, i reinstalled red hat. No luck.

I tried loading with the boot disk, still no luck.

Anybody seen this before? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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post Apr 11 2004, 12:42 AM
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Ok, let me guess, Soyo motherboard on board RAID? Ok, well even if I am wrong about the mother board I am going to guess on board RAID. (Look at my signature and you will understand a little).

What ever it is, I will put money on it being a hard drive issue. Tell me what drives you have plugged in, where and whats on them. Also tell me if I am right about the RAID and what kind of motherboard and chip set you have and I might be able to help you.


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post Apr 11 2004, 08:58 AM
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Normally hard drive raid ... or the initrd image doesn't have the driver in it for the root partiton file type.


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post Apr 13 2004, 06:41 PM
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it's a gigabyte socket A GA-7VT600-P(-L) motherboard, that *does* have onboard RAID, which I am not using.

I have one hard drive, seagate 120gb IDE, connected as primary master, one 24X Diamond CD-ROM as primary slave, one generic FDD.

When i tried reinstalling it, i managed to catch one of the messages that came through the initialisation stuff :

e2-fs checktime reached : recommend running e2fsck


I greatly appreciate any feedback anybody has.
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post Apr 13 2004, 09:07 PM
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If your not using your RAID go into the BIOS and turn it off. See if that will do it. I think it might. If it doesn't ..... humm.... Put in your Red Hat disks and when you get that first prompt type rescue. If that works that we know its a problem with your install. If it doesn't than we should know its a hardware issue.


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post Apr 13 2004, 09:26 PM
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I couldn't find anything in the BIOS about RAID, however in the windows drivers package that came with the motherboard is something about RAID; I now have a 'VIA RAID tool' icon in my taskbar with windows.

To extend on the error message that it's giving me is the following:

*pde : 00000000
Oops : 0000

CPU : 0
EIP : 0060 [<c010ab2c>] Not tainted
EFLAGS : 00010002
EIP is disabled at disable_irq [kernel] 0x4c (2.4.20-6)

code : ff 50 10 eb d0 eb 0d 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90

<0> kernel panic : Attempted to kill init!


when i go into red hat rescue mode, i'm able to get to the shell prompt and throw commands at it. I tried the e2fsck command, as recommended during the install, but had little luck.. i tried unmounting the partitions (umount /dev/hda1 etc) but wasn't able to.

Have i been foolish with the install? As you could probably tell, i'm just a newbie who only knows what he's managed to find through google, and a SAMS linux manual.

Once again, I appreciate any help given.
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