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kernel panic not syncing

Postby zenddnez » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:31 pm

i got a kernel panic not syncing problem which went something like

1.xxxxxxx Kernel panic not syncing!


i had to shutdown the pc and load in recovery mode

what does this problem mean?


is this a serious problem , will this occur again, and how can i solve this,

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby Fornhamfred » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:17 am

Hi

Welcome to Mint.

I assume you were trying to run the live cd, in which case in most instances all hardware is properly configured if you run the cd by default but not always. Running in compatability mode is often more successful and when installing will install the system to match your hardware.

You should not see the kernal panic again.

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby zenddnez » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:08 am

i have linux mint installed on my pc

i got the eror again it was:
[ 0.100026]Kernel panic-not syncing:attempted to kill init!

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby Fornhamfred » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:29 pm

OK Back to square 1.

Googling around suggests that this message is usually associated with a hardware problem. Try checking your memory with the live cd as a bad stick often causes this problem.

Have you changed any hardware since you installed MInt?

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby zenddnez » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:10 pm

no i haven't changed any hardware

[0.100006] --[and trace 4ea.......................................]---
[0.100029]Kernel panic-not syncing:Attempted to kill init!




from 26 it is now 29



this problem shows up once i boot the computer after shuting it down for some time .when the problem is shown i cannot restart by pressing ctr+alt+del i have to switch of the main power supply and start it again and when i start it again like thyis the problem is not shown


what's the matter with my pc




what does 0.100026
and 0.100029 mean

can i reference all these numbers somewhere

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby Fornhamfred » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:15 pm

The error messages refer to line nos in the Kernel source code, way beyond my expertise.

Have you tried the memory test?

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby distoaddict » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:44 pm

Just to eliminate the obvious.boot with the live cd and post the contents of your menu.lst file located at /boot/grub on the partition where mint is installed on your hdd.(in case you have other kernels you can boot from.

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby zenddnez » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:55 pm

yes i have tried the memory test

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby rayde » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:19 pm

i have had a similar problem when doing a dist-upgrade and upgrading the linux kernel. this has happened on multiple computers, and is actually very frustrating. I'm wondering if the kernel upgrade is not adjusting grub properly?

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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby BubbaBlues » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:44 pm

It's absolutely because of the updates. I have reinstalled 4 times because of this same problem. It only happens after updating. It just keeps hounding you to update, then when you give in and do it, your system is ruined. Kinda chaps your butt.
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Re: kernel panic not syncing

Postby Fornhamfred » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:16 pm

What setting have you got your mint update on?

You should be safe if you set the preference on 3 but to be absolutely certain 2 is better.


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