RHEL 6.1 "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"

Grzegorz Witkowski geslinux at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 04:56:12 EST 2012


On Feb 24, 2012 8:29 a.m., "madunix at gmail.com" <madunix at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> If You have upgraded kernel, it may happen that you forgot to include
> drivers for your hdd controller. Otherwise, your Disk just broke.
> Verify with BIOS if all drives are available.
>
> -madunix
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Grzegorz Witkowski <geslinux at gmail.com>
wrote:
> > On Feb 24, 2012 7:26 a.m., "unix syzadmin" <unixsyzadmin at gmail.com>
wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I have recently started installing RHEL 6.1 on Dell PowerEdge r710 and
> >> observed following issues:
> >>
> >> 1. We see a progress bar on the DRAC, but the login prompt does not
appear
> >> for a long time.
> >> 2. Also observed kernel panic a few times during reboot  "Kernel panic
-
> >> not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"
> >>
> >> # more /etc/redhat-release
> >> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.1 (Santiago)
> >>
> >> # uname -r
> >> 2.6.32-131.21.1.el6.x86_64
> >>
> >> Please suggest.
> >> Thanks,
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> > Make sure your system firmware is up2date, BIOS, BMC, iDRAC PERC, etc.
> > Check support matrix from Dell to see if 6.1 is supported on 710. Did
you
> > test your image. Make sure it is not corrupt. Bios to default settings.
If
> > still the same, remove PCI cards from back risers.
> > Contact Dell support.
> >
> > Ges
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RHEL 6.x supports PERC controllers out-of-box.
Instalation may fail because of exposed vfat partitions on the USC.
Check RHEL manuals from support.dell.com.

Ges



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