[K12OSN] LTSP Gurus...Help pl : First LTSP install & Kernel panic

Burke Almquist burke at thealmquists.net
Tue Mar 6 00:41:02 UTC 2012

On Mar 5, 2012, at 5:49 PM, Sanjay Arora wrote:

> Deleted the i386 directory....did a default install (SL/EL) i.e. without the --release option, but gave the --arch i386 option. Error remained the same.
> dracut warning: Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell" to the kernel command line.
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted #1
This is interesting. Are you using NBD? If you are, you need to rebuild the image any time you change the chroot that the clients are booting from.
It looks like a Fedora 11 kernel is being used to boot the client?
I don't have my test system up to compare at the moment.

> Then deleted the directory i386 again....did an --arch i386 --release 14 install....New Error was: 
> No root device found
> Boot has failed, sleeping forever..
> Rebooted client after giving a rdshell option in the kernel command line in the file default at /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg (my boot system is gPXE from CD and target client is i386....just for info to other noobs like me...location of this will change according to these)
> Error message became:
> No root device found.
> Dropping to debug shell.
> sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
> dracut:/#
> Will try rdshell on a normal SL/EL install & post. Meanwhile, would like some feedback on these. Again the client machine is PIII 550 MHz.
Just curious, but how much memory do these machines have?
And do you know what mode NIC they have?

> Thanks.
> Sanjay.

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