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Kernel Panic

Jees Joy
Frequent Advisor

Kernel Panic

Hi Friends,

Please help me in this, I have RHEL ES1; today it crashed and now when it boots it is showing the following error:

umount /inird/proc failed 2
Kernel Panic; no init found. Try passing init=option to kernel

Please help me gurus
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Kernel Panic

That could be caused by several reasons. Cause this was a crash, the first thing to verify is the disk and file system integrity. As you cannot boot from disk, you should start from the CD rom in rescue mode, verify your disks and file systems.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: Kernel Panic


anyway, doesn't look good. try booting from the install cd and check if you can mount your filesystems on the disk.

might need to do a fsck.
Honored Contributor

Re: Kernel Panic

first suggetion..

Go to rescue mode using the RHEL installation CD with the boot option:

linux rescue

if vg00 not getting mounted automaically.

2.Try to activate the volume groups by running the commands below:

vgchange -ay

3.If vg00 is acitaved Further fsck test can be done using:

tune2fs -l /dev/vg00/lv01 | grep Block

Take note of the Block size.

e2fsck -b -n /dev/vg00/lv01

=================second one== I have not tried this myself===

Your system disk is no longer bootable.

To fix that I have the following suggestions:

use grub in rescue mode to try and re-establish boot capabilities.

This procedure covers two disk mirroing but provides the basics.

1. boot redhat cd 1
2. enter "linux rescue" at isolinux prompt
3. no networking, mount drives
4. at shell prompt, type "grub"
5. find /grub/stage1
6. root (hd0,0)
7. setup (hd0)
8. root (hd1,0)
9. root (hd1)
10. klingon deathgrip

Otherwise back up data and configuration and reinstall the OS.
Jees Joy
Frequent Advisor

Re: Kernel Panic

Thank you friends for that valuable advice; my disk was in a very bad situation to recover; so I had to reinstall it.
Jees Joy
Frequent Advisor

Re: Kernel Panic


I had to reinstall the OS because, my HDD was in a very bad shape.

Thanks for that valuable solution, I think I had a chance to know more about Kernel Panic