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Dear Linux users, I have isntalled Fedora core 3 in my HP workstation. It was perfectly allright till I reboot last time. Now is is showing the following message, Booting ...
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    Kernel panic - not syncing


    Dear Linux users,

    I have isntalled Fedora core 3 in my HP workstation. It was perfectly allright till I reboot last time. Now is is showing the following message,

    Booting Fedora core (2.6.9-1.667)
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel
    Red Hat nash version 4.1.18
    ata2: disabling port
    exec of init (/sbin/init) failed!!!:2
    umount /initd/dev failed:2
    Kernel panic - bnot syncing: Attempted to kill init!

    Could someone tell me what is this and how can I boot my machine?
    Many thabks in advance.

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    Boot to a rescue environment and check to see that /sbin/init does exist. Did you do a kernel upgrade recently?

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    Kernel panic

    Thank you likwid,

    i will look at the /sbin/init. But I didn't upgrade my kernel recently this is the one which came with the pack. May I know what ould be the problem for this since I didn't make any modification or upgrade recently? Thanks in advance.

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    Well it's either because "ata2" is being disabled, which is leading to the inability to access the files on it, or that message is irrelevant and something got corrupt on your drive. Check to see that you can access that drive and the files in it from a rescue environment.

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