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

unix syzadmin unixsyzadmin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 12:19:56 EST 2012


Since I am still doing the setup, I reboot often.
I have seen kernel panic message several times "Kernel panic - not syncing:
Attempted to kill init!".  If I powecycle the server through DRAC, it boots
fine.  Do even the kernel panic is intermittent.


On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM, unix syzadmin <unixsyzadmin at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Thanks.
> The RHEL 6.1 installation completes.  But during the boot, the system
> shows that progress bar and hangs. I have also attached a screenshot.
>
> I am typing below as text below; just in case you are not able to see the
> attachment.
> "......progress bar.........................                          :
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.1"
>
> If I powercycle the server through DRAC, the system boots normally.  So
> the problem is intermittent and i am not sure how to find the cause.
>
> The servers are brand new; so do you still recommend the firmware
> upgrades?  Never done upgrades for BMC, iDRAC or PERC before; so need to
> research at Dell site.
>
> Thanks,
>
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 4:56 AM, Grzegorz Witkowski <geslinux at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
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