ran out of input data - system halted.

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Tue Mar 14 12:04:53 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 11:55:03AM +0000, Gordon Stewart wrote:
> ran out of input data - system halted.

If it doesn't find all the bits it expects when uncompressing the kernel.
Could be a disk problem, system problem or just that one of the kernel images
is incomplete. 
> I have my system in rescue mode and reading around i may have to install a new kernel.  Can any one advise me if this is the right thing to do or is there a simpler fix.  I do not want to reinstall the system if possible.

That is one thing to try yes.

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