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Re: Recent kernel problems

On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, Mike Watson wrote:
> I have an AMD Duron, 800MHz clone box running RH 8 with all the
> errata except for one.  I cannot load the most recent kernel
> upgrades since 2.4.18-19.8.0.  There have been two kernel releases
> since that version and I have the same problem with both.
> When loading the system, when /proc is mounted an error occurs and
> triggers entry into manual mode to run fsck.  None of the previous
> kernel do this and I have not had any power loses that would force
> an fsck on rebooting.  I removed the previous version of the kernel
> when this occured and now it also does it for 2.4.18-26.8.0.
> After the previous kernel failed, this same system will now not
> reboot. I always have to power off or hit the reset button.  I
> cannot find any reason for this. I've reloaded the BIOS and
> reloaded grub without change.  Anyone have any idea what's going
> on?  Any way to fix?

Just a thought. Is it possible the system is infected? A set of trojaned
utilities could give you similiar symptoms.  Try chkrootkit and using
rescue mode from a boot CD.



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