Kernel 2.6.15-1.2041 panics on boot.

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Sun Mar 12 13:42:35 UTC 2006

Steven Haigh writes:

> Kernel: kernel-2.6.15-1.2041_FC5
> Arch: i686
> System: AMD Sempron 2800+
> Panic message:
> Switching to new root
> switchroot: new root mount point expected
> Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
>   [<c011a312>] panic+0x3e/0x170	[<c011cec2>] do_exit+0x71/0x6c8
> [<c0145fc9>] do_munmap+0x184/0x19e	[<c011d59d>] sys_exit_group+0x0/0xd
>   [<c0102bc1>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb

For something like this, you also need to show:

• Whether your boot hard drive is IDE or SCSI

• Whether or not you're using softraid or LVM

• Your /etc/fstab, /boot/grub/menu.lst, and /boot/grub/ files

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