Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
Hello i've a computer that return this message at start up: "warning: unable to open an initial console kernel panic - not syncing: non init found. Try passing init = ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7

    kernel panic


    Hello i've a computer that return this message at start up:

    "warning: unable to open an initial console kernel panic - not syncing: non init found. Try passing init = option to kernel"

    Do you have any idea about how I could solve this problem?
    I've tried to load the pc with knoppix to see the menu.lst file in directory /boot/grub/ but the system can't load knoppix beacause it says that the filesystem is not found...

  2. #2
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    19
    FANGA, I'm just taking a guess here, but it could be a hardware problem. Seems strange that you can't boot up knoppix. Are you sure your knoppix CD is good. Have you tried it in another machine? How about a different linux OS just to see if it will work. That's about all the help I can offer.

    Webby

  3. #3
    Linux Guru Lakshmipathi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    3rd rock from sun - Often seen near moon
    Posts
    1,769

    Exclamation

    Welcome fanga,

    "warning: unable to open an initial console kernel panic - not syncing: non init found. Try passing init = option to kernel"
    seems like init file is missing. Do you have other Live-CD ? if so try and login to the machine and
    post the grub.conf file contents and also post the output of
    fdisk -l
    First they ignore you,Then they laugh at you,Then they fight with you,Then you win. - M.K.Gandhi
    -----
    FOSS India Award winning ext3fs Undelete tool www.giis.co.in. Online Linux Terminal http://www.webminal.org

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7
    I tryed to use a live cd but i can't run the system in this way. I'm sure that the knoppix cd works correctly because i've used it few days ago.
    It's possible that this problem is referred too an hardware issue?

  6. #5
    Linux Guru Lakshmipathi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    3rd rock from sun - Often seen near moon
    Posts
    1,769
    I tryed to use a live cd but i can't run the system in this way. I'm sure that the knoppix cd works correctly because i've used it few days ago.
    Are you saying ,you have used Live-CD few days back, but currently it's also not working?
    What's the error message you are getting while using Knoppix Live cd? that might provide more clue.
    It's possible that this problem is referred too an hardware issue?
    it's quite possible -but i don't think hardware failed within few days

    Post exact error message you received through normal boot and Live-CD boot.that might help
    First they ignore you,Then they laugh at you,Then they fight with you,Then you win. - M.K.Gandhi
    -----
    FOSS India Award winning ext3fs Undelete tool www.giis.co.in. Online Linux Terminal http://www.webminal.org

  7. #6
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7
    sorry for the misunderstood, i've tryed knoppix cd on another pc.
    For the message that it post i'll write you when i come back from holidays next genuary 2010. Thanks for the support.

  8. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7
    when i try to start the machin with a live cd it returns:

    Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
    Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
    Press reset button to quit.

    It's very strange because in others pc the live cd works correctly.

  9. #8
    Just Joined! TheBoogyMaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    51
    Did you try with another Live CD ?
    Is your BIOS setup to boot on CD ?

  10. #9
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7
    yes the boot load from cd.
    no, i didn't try to use another live cd because in other pc it works correctly.

  11. #10
    Linux Guru Lakshmipathi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    3rd rock from sun - Often seen near moon
    Posts
    1,769
    Quote Originally Posted by FANGA View Post
    when i try to start the machin with a live cd it returns:

    Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
    Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
    Press reset button to quit.

    It's very strange because in others pc the live cd works correctly.
    Can you run fdisk -l command from this "very limited" shell?
    If so then post it's output? .

    and if you can mount your original root partition then mount it and post the content of /boot/grub/menu.lst file
    First they ignore you,Then they laugh at you,Then they fight with you,Then you win. - M.K.Gandhi
    -----
    FOSS India Award winning ext3fs Undelete tool www.giis.co.in. Online Linux Terminal http://www.webminal.org

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •