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I just installed mandriva Discovery and When I try to boot (in text mode) I see these details: error opening /dev/console!!!!: 2 unmounting old /proc unmounting old /sys switchroot: mount ...
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    boot issues


    I just installed mandriva Discovery and When I try to boot (in text mode) I see these details:

    error opening /dev/console!!!!: 2
    unmounting old /proc
    unmounting old /sys
    switchroot: mount failed: 22
    initrd finished
    Kernel panic - not synching: attempted to kill init!

    after this line the system just hangs indefinitely. What should I do?

    Thanks in advance.

    -James.

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    Hi - I had a bit of a search around using Google, and it might be a problem with RAID if you have that onboard somewhere? Something similar was discussed on the Mandriva Club forum here.

    A call to the panic() routine is quite interesting ... Apparently the routine can beep S.O.S. in morse code on your computer. Live and learn.
    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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    thanks for the reply. I use multiple hard disks (just the two) but not in a raid config. (neither logical or physical). But i agree that the output that user got is errily similar to the one i am getting. any other thoughts?

    thanks again

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