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Re: Kernel panic after FC2->FC5

On 9/1/06, Jack Howarth <howarth bromo msbb uc edu> wrote:
    Today we tried updating an i386 Fedora Core 2
workstation to Fedora Core 5. The upgrade install
completed without complaint until we rebooted the
machine. At that point I got a kernel panic with
the message...

Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init.

...after the line stating that the kernel is being
uncompressed and booted. What is the best approach
to debugging this and is there specific set of
causes for this problem?

ugh.  At what point are you getting the kernel panic?  In other words,
how much output appears in the boot process before the kernel panics?
That is what determines where things are going badly.

You might also want to try booting with noapic and/or acpi=off in the
off chance that you're hitting a kernel bug, and not some other

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