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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:23 pm    Post subject: after 1.4 install kernel panic Reply with quote

Hi,

I have a spare machine here that I just installed Gentoo 1.4 on from scratch. The specs of the computer are the following:

ABIT LX6 motherboard, (440LX chipset)
Pentium II 333 CPU
384MB RAM
HDA: 8.4 GB Deskstar IDE
HDB: Toshiba CDROM IDE
HDC: 6.4 GB Quantum Fireball IDE
Matrox Millenium II video card
linksys LNE100 NIC

The error I'm getting on reboot is this:

----Detected usb-storage hardware
kernel panic: attempted to kill init!

No other errors are reported prior to this. I used genkernel to configure the kernel and set up LILO for boot.

Ideas?

Thanks for reading this far.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Do you have a USB storage device?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting the same error in my thread here:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=77345

Hopefully this can be fixed.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:29 pm    Post subject: reply: no usb devices at all Reply with quote

strangely, i don't even have a USB device hooked up at this point.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:46 pm    Post subject: something I tried (failed) Reply with quote

I chrooted back in after booting from CD#1 and ran the following:

rc-update del hotplug default

That failed to produce a fix. Although, since I'm a n00b, i could have messed up, but it did indicate that the hotplug had been removed from default so I think it worked, but it still failed.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's related to the USB thing. I believe this has something to do with /dev/initctl when changing runtime modes.

Chroot back in with the cd and try:
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mknod /dev/initctl p
chmod 600 /dev/initctl
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:20 pm    Post subject: No luck with that Reply with quote

that didn't work either. Is there a way for me to tell it to not initialize any USB at all, perhaps I can get around this...it's not like I use USB all that much anyways.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now try "init 6" while chrooted. You should get an error, right?

This isn't related to USB, I'm 99% sure.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:59 pm    Post subject: yep, got an error Reply with quote

The error I got with init 6 was:

init: timeout opening/writing control channel /dev/initctl
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're in the exact same boat as me, friend. Let's hope this gets resolved.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:53 pm    Post subject: remove USB? Reply with quote

Could the situation be fixed by removing USB support from the kernel?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't think so. Init changes runlevels, and USB has nothing to do with runlevels.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've gotten the same exact error.

i've tried installing from the stage1,2, and 3 tarballs and i get the same error everytime.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pilgrimm wrote:
i've gotten the same exact error.

i've tried installing from the stage1,2, and 3 tarballs and i get the same error everytime.


This sure is the pits. I guess I'll go try a stage 3 now and see if that works. :(

What bootloader are you guys using? Maybe that's what it is--I'm using LILO.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pengo wrote:
pilgrimm wrote:
i've gotten the same exact error.

i've tried installing from the stage1,2, and 3 tarballs and i get the same error everytime.


This sure is the pits. I guess I'll go try a stage 3 now and see if that works. :(

What bootloader are you guys using? Maybe that's what it is--I'm using LILO.


i'm using LILO as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do any of you have ACPI enabled in your kernel ? Maybe your hardware doesn't like it. Try passing "acpi=off" to the kernel when you boot.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyrillic wrote:
Do any of you have ACPI enabled in your kernel ? Maybe your hardware doesn't like it. Try passing "acpi=off" to the kernel when you boot.


How would I go about doing this? I'm a Linux noob.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyrillic wrote:
Do any of you have ACPI enabled in your kernel ? Maybe your hardware doesn't like it. Try passing "acpi=off" to the kernel when you boot.


didn't fix it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 12:49 am    Post subject: my config Reply with quote

I'm using LILO and a stage 3 setup. I tried acpi=off and that failed...perhaps I'm doing it wrong?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to go reinstall from a stage 3 tarball and maybe try GRUB. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kickass!

Apparently using genkernel made the problem. I forgot to enable DevFS support, but I think once I do that my system will be 100% operational! Now to sit through the hellish GUI emerge...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i neglected to use genkernel this time and compiled the kernel by hand. success.

genkernel has now found its way onto my enemies list.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 5:02 pm    Post subject: what I'm up to Reply with quote

I'm going to try running genkernel again. Should that fail I'll email one of the developers with a question on it. If it was just my system that was ubar then I could accept that "it's just me" but since there's more than just me involved then something is going on--just don't know what that something is yet...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 7:43 pm    Post subject: failed Reply with quote

I'm off to email the wizards... ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do not use genkernel! Just compile it yourself--It's really not that hard and it takes less time than genkernel, and it will solve your problem.
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