ran out of input data - system halted.

Ben Steeves ben.steeves at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 12:13:45 UTC 2006

On 3/14/06, Gordon Stewart <gorste at tesco.net> wrote:
> Dear List
> Can any one tell me what causes the kernel to say:
> ran out of input data - system halted.
> 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.

The first thing I would try would be to re-install the kernel package
from your install media (you'll probably need to use --force since
it's already installed).  If that doesn't fix it, re-installing might
be your best option, but I would definitely do a thorough check of
your hard drive first, because as Alan says, it sounds like a disk
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