[vox-tech] Kernel Panic
Robert G. Scofield
rscofield at afes.com
Thu Dec 23 17:17:04 PST 2004
Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>Being able to recover from this kind of thing is of prime importance for the
>scenario that a system you depend on gets hosed.
>As long as you don't care about the system, take the opportunity to learn
>how to recover.
> At best, you'll get your system back. At worst, you'll
>learn a little more than you know now.
>What exactly do you see when you boot that system?
Grub gives me these options:
1) SuSE Linux 9.2
4) SuSE Linux 9.2 (Failsafe)
5) Memory Test
Options (1) and (4) lead to the same kernel panic error message I
Option (3) won't help as I haven't made a boot floppy yet.
The SuSE installation CD gives me an option for an automatic repair.
But that doesn't work.
The SuSE installation CD give me a "rescue" option. When I log in I get
a prompt. But there's not much I can do with the prompt. I can't find
anything. There seems to be a massive root directory with nothing
there. My notes on mounting don't have anything on mounting
partitions. For example this doesn't work "mount /dev/hdb2"
I'd at least like to get to my home directory and read a file I have
that contains my old mount points for each partition. But I'm not going
anywhere with the rescue prompt.
Also, Rod Roark has a duplicate of the original install. But GRUB does
not recognize it. In other words, I have my "working" system, and a
duplicate install on /dev/hdb2 and /dev/hdb3, but I'm not sure which is
which. I could figure it out if I could read that file in my home
directory. But then I don't know enough about GRUB to figure out how to
add the duplicate to the boot menu. One of my projects was to read
SuSE help about GRUB configuration, but I didn't get around to it in time.
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