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Re: Kernel Panic with 2.44.22-1.2166

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 04:17:44PM -0500, Bobby Ryan Newberry wrote:
> >
> Could you be a little more specific? I'm not exactly sure what you mean 
> by "recreating initrd."

First you have to get into a running shell.  If your machine has both the
SMP and the UP kernel installed, you might try booting the "other one"
(i.e. if the SMP one is leading to the kernel panic, try the UP one.)  If
you don't have a kernel installed that you can boot into, then you'll want
to boot into rescue mode.  Boot from your original boot media, entering
"linux rescue" at the boot prompt.  Finish booting up, and you will be
prompted that the system is going to mount your partitions under
/mnt/sysimage.  After continuing, you will be dropped at a shell prompt.
There you will be able to recreate your initrd.  You'll want to use the
mkinitrd utility in order to do this.  The simpliest thing is to just run
it without any arguments, as it will then give you an example you can
follow.  Basically, you'll want to run something like this:

mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-2.4.21-9.EL.img 2.4.21-9.EL

Course you'll have to substitute the appropriate versions into the command
(in place of 2.4.21-9.EL.)

- jkt
Jay Turner, QA Technical Lead      jkt redhat com             Red Hat, Inc. 

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