[lug] Kernel panic - CentOS 4.8

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Thu Jan 6 16:43:08 MST 2011

On 01/06/2011 04:33 PM, Gordon Golding wrote:
> Kernel panic CentOS 4.8
> I'm a simple system linux guy. If this happened on a FC machine, I would have
> several FC rescue CDs around, or just use an install/netinstall DVD/CD for rescue.
> I know the Ubuntu install CD doesn't give you the choice of "rescue".
> I don't know about the CentOS install DVD.

Add "rescue" to the boot line on the install media and you get the rescue 
environment.  I suspect that you could use just about any linux rescue media 
for this issue though.

> Decompressing Linux...done.
> Booting the kernel.
> Red Hat nash version
> mkrootdev: label / not found
> mount: error 2 mounting ext3
> mount: error 2 mounting none
> switchroot: mount failed: 22
> umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init !

Does look like your root raid or whatever is not coming up.

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