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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel Panic

On Thu 23 Dec 04,  6:05 PM, Robert G. Scofield <rscofield@afes.com> said:
> Rod Roark wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >If it's not mounted then you can mount it with something
> >like this:
> >
> > mkdir /myroot
> > mount -t reiserfs  /dev/hdb1  /myroot
> >
> >This assumes your SuSE root partition is /dev/hdb1 (first
> >partiton on secondary drive), change accordingly.
> >
> >Then, see what's in /myroot/etc/lilo.conf or in
> >/myroot/etc/grub.conf, depending on which of these exists,
> >and tell us what you find. 
> >
> Okay, this was very helpful.  At the very least I was able to go into my 
> home directory and get the mount points for my partitions.  I can now 
> make sense out of the partitions in YAST  if I do have to install.  So 
> for me that 's great progress.
> Here is grub.conf:
> "root(hd1,1)
> install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage 2  /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0)  
> /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 
> (hd1,1) /boot/grub.menu.lst
> quit"
> I'm not exactly sure about the spacing because I'm going from my 
> handwritten notes.  The /boot/grub.menu.lst file looks like it might be 
> interesting.  Maybe I could add the duplicate install there, and boot 
> up.  But that wouldn't solve the kernel panic problem.
I think the best course of action is to see if you have a previous kernel
and try to figure out why it's not showing up in the grub menu.

> Okay, so it looks like I can slowly navigate with the rescue prompt 
> now.  Does anybody have any idea about what I can about the original 
> kernel panic message.  Jonathan suggested using the old kernel.  How 
> would I do that?
Jonathan's suggestion is the most economical and likely to succeed.  Let's
see what's inside of /boot.  I'm hoping there will be more than one kernel.


PS- A good project after this is done is to compile your own kernel -- one
that has vital modules, like filesystems, built in rather than loaded as

The mathematics of physics has become ever more abstract, rather than more
complicated.  The mind of God appears to be abstract but not complicated.
He also appears to like group theory.  --  Tony Zee's "Fearful Symmetry"

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