Kernel Panic from Oliver Rettig

Kernel Panic from Oliver Rettig

Post by Felix Ngaseri » Fri, 16 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I've got the same problem before
Do you run your Linux from FAT partition (using loadlin)?
if so...
try this

loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/hdxx ro

replace hdxx with the partition where your Linux root is...
in my case.. I have Linux root on hdb2 (second hard drive, partition 2)

so whenever I start my Linux from FAT partition (DOS prompt):
loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb2 ro

Hope this will help....

Felix Ngaserin
University of Western Ontario


1. panic not rebooting even though /proc/sys/kernel/panic=1?

Anyone know why a kernel panic would not cause a reboot even though /proc/sys/kernel/panic is set to "1"?

This morning I had the following message on the console of a 2.2.14 box that had been sitting idle overnight:

When I pressed ENTER, I found that bash was still responding, though when I tried to run "top" everything froze until I pulled the plug on the box:

   total 3
   drwxr-x---    2 root     root         1024 Nov  7 23:56 .
   drwxr-xr-x   13 root     root         1024 Nov  7 19:56 ..
   -rw-------    1 root     root            5 Nov  7 23:56 test.txt

   Kernel panic: Free list corrupted

1) Anyone know why the kernel panic didn't cause a reboot?

2) Or maybe why something like this would even happen?


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