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    Default Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    The problem is, I'm sure, the result of something I did.
    I was trying to modify the boot menu (using yast in 11.0) to get the entry to boot 10.3 back after a finger check deleted it.

    The end result is that neither system will boot. They both stop with the last two messages:
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    /bin/run-init: /sbin/init:  permission denied
    kernel panic - not syncing:  attempted to kill init
    I would greatly appreciate some assistance in rectifying this problem.

    Thanks,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    Hi Gary,

    Is it possible to post the output of 'fdisk -l' along with your menu.1st.

    I don't know what the error is but you seem to be getting as far as initrd being loaded and it snags at the point the system wants to kick in the init process.
    Do you have a separate root (/) and boot partition? Ifso, maybe your root is being mounted on the wrong partition?

    It's a wild guess but some more info might shed some light on what's gone wrong.

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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    Hello Wj;

    Thanks for the info; I got the Suse 11.0 fixed by doing an "update" install with the "only update installed packages" - that fixed it so that 11.0 would boot. The suse 10.3 is another problem (there are issues with 10.3 install and sata drives)

    But - for your info because you requested it, I have posted the info requested. I got the fdisk and menu.lst by booting the install dvd and selecting the repair option.
    Then ran
    Code:
    fdisk -l > myfile.txt
    cat /etc/grub/menu.lst >> myfile.txt
    Well, since I am not permitted to "post" I will cut ahd past the info:
    Code:
    /dev/sda10           /                    ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/sda1            /boot                ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda8            /MyWorkHome          ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda9            /local               ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda7            /opt                 ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda5            /usr                 ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda6            /var                 ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda11           /home                ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda12           swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/sdb1            /SavedImages1        ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sdb2            /SavedImages2        ext2       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    /dev/sdb3            /MiscTemp            ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    usbfs             /proc/bus/usb		usbfs		users,user_xattr,devgid=1001,devmode=666  1 2
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0004fa9b
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2              14        9733    78075900    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5              14         778     6144831   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6             779        2053    10241406   83  Linux
    /dev/sda7            2054        2690     5116671   83  Linux
    /dev/sda8            2691        3965    10241406   83  Linux
    /dev/sda9            3966        4347     3068383+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda10           4348        4857     4096543+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda11           4858        9446    36861111   83  Linux
    /dev/sda12           9447        9733     2305296   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0003292a
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1        5876    47198938+  83  Linux
    /dev/sdb2           10445       19457    72396922+  83  Linux
    /dev/sdb3            5877       10444    36692460   83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order

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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    You need to do another one to replace this one which was wrong syntax:
    cat /etc/grub/menu.lst >> myfile.txt
    Use thei in a su console instead:
    cat /boot/grub/menu.lst > mynextfile.txt
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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    Quote Originally Posted by garyg_the_first View Post
    Hello Wj;

    ...
    Well, since I am not permitted to "post" I will cut ahd past the info: ..
    Wow, I think thats probably the most Linux partitions I've seen on one disk

    It could be your boot entries in menu.1st had the wrong root specified, but seeing you fixed the boot thing it's not relevant anymore (as your old menu.1st is probably wiped out).

    As for the 10.3 sata issues you mention, what exactly is the problem? CD/DVD access or can't you boot at all?

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    @Swerdna
    Hi --- you caught me. Actually, I think I had the correct sin tax when I ran the command; but keyed it wrong in the "code box"

    @Wj
    As for the 10.3 sata issues you mention, what exactly is the problem? CD/DVD access or can't you boot at all?
    The kernel that booted the 10.3 install dvd had a problem with SATA drives - So when one booted from the 10.3 install dvd, it could not find the sata hard drive -- also it hung for quite a while (10 or more minuets) before continuing. The work-around was to start the install by booting with a dvd with a patched kernel and then interrupt the boot and switch to the 10.3 dvd; a real pain in the backside. Novel chose tonot fix the 10.3 install dvd. There is a rather lengthly bugzilla entry about this problem.
    (my 10.3 install is on a sata drive -thats the /dev/sdb shown in the fdisk attachment)

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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    Yeah but Magic31 still needs the contents of menu.lst and they didn't come through.
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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Yeah but Magic31 still needs the contents of menu.lst and they didn't come through.
    I must be getting senile!

    Moot point now -- since I did the 11.0 update install

    As for the 10.3 system, I think I'll just save some selected stuff from my home partition and then use the disk space for something else.

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    Default Re: Kernel Panic -suse 10.3 and 11.0

    Quote Originally Posted by garyg_the_first View Post
    I must be getting senile!

    Moot point now -- since I did the 11.0 update install

    As for the 10.3 system, I think I'll just save some selected stuff from my home partition and then use the disk space for something else.
    Well I'm just about to install 11 GM and have prepped new root and /home partitions and with the old 10.2 /home copied to the 11 /home. Noy much danger there.
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