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

Ambadas Bhagat ambadasbhagat at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 00:44:17 EST 2012

Boot your system in single user mode and open grub.conf
Here some changes in kernel just change / to \ or \ to /
then save and reboot

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> unix syzadmin wrote:
> > 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.
> Here's an odd thought, basically, because it just happened to me this
> morning, on a server "repurposed" by someone else who shall remain
> nameless: I'd just done a yum update, and rebooted. kernel panic. Rebooted
> to the previous, which was actually older, and it *looked* like it booted,
> but not quite. Turned out that the second drive, that had home directories
> on it (for NFS), had been reused, and rather than repartition and
> reformat, it had just been slapped in... and grub and fstab were both
> looking for LABEL=/... and *both* drives had a partition with that label.
> Needless to say, much hilarity ensued....
>             mark "/dev/sdbx relabelled once actually booted"
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A.D. Bhagat
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Electronics Corporation India Ltd.(DAE)
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