F7 install Kernel Panic -

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sun Jul 15 11:18:19 UTC 2007

Bob Goodwin wrote:

> I have a new Live CD install that after partially configuring I yum
> updated but which can not boot to the new kernel [3228.fc7].
> It starts off normally and quits early on with "Kernel Panic - not
> syncing: Attempted to kill init!" whatever that means, I love those
> error messages.
> There's too much for me to type manually but it begins with "mount:
> could not find file system '/dev/root'" which sounds fatal!

I think this usually means that the kernel could not find
the partition you nominated for root in grub.conf .

Are you for example using LABELs, as recommended for Fedora-7
in grub.conf (root=LABEL=...) and in /etc/fstab ?

Timothy Murphy  
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