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Re: Kernel panic installing FC4

On Wednesday 15 June 2005 2:17 pm, Beppe wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to install new FC4 but system hangs during first step of
> installation.
> The only message I can see is a long list of unuseful strings beginning
> with:
> [<c01002b8>] init+0x18/0xf0
> [<c01012b1>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0x14
> code: c8 ....
> <0> kernel panic - not syncing: Attempt to kill init!

Hi there,

I ran into this problem with my P4/Intel 915P system too. The solution is 
really weird...

1. Boot off your CD/DVD

2. At the "Boot:" prompt, type a garbage command like 'asdfghjkl' and hit 
'Enter'. Naturally, you'll get an error.

3. Now either hit 'Enter' if you don't need any boot options, or enter your 
legitimate commands and hit Enter. It should work now.

My MSI mobo seems to need the 'pci=nosort' option or else I get different 
unrelated kernel panics.

I hope this helps.

Chris Stark
Musician, Linux User, & Grad Student

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