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    Kernel panic!


    i was trying to create a partition that I could share with MS and linux, so I refomatted a data partition from ntfs to fat32 from within windows.

    I also had to resize it so it was below 32gb.

    When I came to boot into linux I got a "Kernel panic" error and now it won't boot.


    Am I looking at a re-install?

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    I might not be the best person for this as I don't dual boot with Windows, but it could be that Windy has overwritten your master boot record. Which boot loader are you using? My guess is Lilo ...

    Usually a kernel panic means that the bootloader just can't find a path to the kernel or any files which the kernel needs to boot.

    What kind of setup are you using there? We all need to know how you have your hard drives set up and which OS you are trying to boot from which partition, and what you are trying to achieve with that.

    Please type:

    more /etc/lilo.conf

    If you get output from this please post it here.
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    I can't get to the command line, so I won't be able to execute:
    more /etc/lilo.conf

    If I choose failsafe from lilo I get the verbose boot info upto the kernel panic error.

    I reckon I'll just do a re-install. I don't have much data to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micmac303
    I can't get to the command line, so I won't be able to execute:
    more /etc/lilo.conf

    If I choose failsafe from lilo I get the verbose boot info upto the kernel panic error.

    I reckon I'll just do a re-install. I don't have much data to lose.
    That's what I would do in the same situation.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    That makes me feel better

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    Sorry, just to clarify, I didn't mean that to sound sarcastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by micmac303
    Sorry, just to clarify, I didn't mean that to sound sarcastic
    No worries there. I was a newbie once ... Still am in some ways.
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